Spina Bifida

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  • Spina Bifida
    • What are the signs and symptoms?
      • Back pain
      • Weakness in lower limbs
      • Bowel and bladder problems
      • Paralysis in legs
    • What is Spina Bifida?
      • The  neural cord fails to fuse in the womb
        • Causes nerve damage and spinal deformities
    • What practitioners would they need?
      • Physiotherapist - use movement and exercise to help the spinal area
      • GP -  prescribe medication for the pain
    • Do people with Spina Bifida need any aids or adaptations?
      • A  wheelchair may be needed if the person is paralysed
      • Handrails may need to be added to the bathroom for support
      • Wheelchair-adapted doorways
      • Chair in the bathroom for sitting on whilst washing
    • How can it be prevented?
      • Good nutrition throughout pregnancy
      • Taking Folic Acid in early stages of pregnancy can prevent it
  • What is Spina Bifida?
    • The  neural cord fails to fuse in the womb
      • Causes nerve damage and spinal deformities
  • Do people with Spina Bifida need any aids or adaptations?
    • A  wheelchair may be needed if the person is paralysed
    • Handrails may need to be added to the bathroom for support
    • Wheelchair-adapted doorways
    • Chair in the bathroom for sitting on whilst washing

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