Spina bifida is a condition that occurs when a baby's spinal cord does not close completely during formation of the spine, states the Spina Bifida Association. It is the most common birth defect in the United States, as ... More »

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Spina bifida occulta is a widespread, relatively benign form of spina bifida, a condition characterized by the abnormal formation of one or more vertebrae, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders an... More »

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Spina bifida occulta typically doesn't require treatment as it doesn't cause symptoms, notes Drugs.com. Other more serious types of spina bifida may need surgery to shut the vertebral opening, maintain spinal cord functi... More »

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Spina bifida occulta is a widespread, relatively benign form of spina bifida, a condition characterized by the abnormal formation of one or more vertebrae, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders an... More »

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Spina bifida occulta typically doesn't require treatment as it doesn't cause symptoms, notes Drugs.com. Other more serious types of spina bifida may need surgery to shut the vertebral opening, maintain spinal cord functi... More »

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WebMD defines spinal stenosis as a condition characterized by a narrowing of the spaces in the spine, which places pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Generally, spinal stenosis occurs in the lumbar spine... More »

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Spinal stenosis is a condition characterized by a narrowing of the spine's open spaces that puts pressure on the nerves located in the spine and on the spinal cord. Most often, spinal stenosis is seen in the lower back a... More »

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