Patient Resource Center

1806 W. Innes Street Salisbury, NC 28144 - Ph: 704-630-1155 - Fx: 888-462-4916 - Fx: 704-754-4988


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Health Issues

Spina Bifida Treatment and Care

After birth, surgery to repair the defect is usually recommended at an early age. Before surgery, the infant must be handled carefully to reduce damage to the exposed spinal cord. This may include special care and positioning, protective devices, and changes in the methods of handling, feeding, and bathing.