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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While doctors do not know the exact causes of spina bifida as of 2015, they suspect that a combination of genetic and environmental factors lead to the condition, states Mayo Clinic. Having a family history of neural tub... 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 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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Common birth defects include spina bifida, clubfoot, Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis, notes Healthline. These conditions may occur when a body part forms incorrectly, called structural defects, or due to abnormalities ... More »

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Common neurological disorders include Huntington's disease, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, according to MedlinePlus. Stroke, dementia and epilepsy are also neurological dis... More »

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