Health & Medical

Advances in medical science and health care access have revolutionized the possibilities for people living with spina bifida. The shunt increased longevity. Innovations in testing, procedures and medications promote earlier detection, treatment and healing. Research evolves toward answers.

One unchanging need for people affected by spina bifida is a thorough understanding of the condition, possible secondary conditions and proactive health care practices. Another is forming a relationship with a spina bifida care coordination center, when available, in addition to a primary care provider. Secondary conditions require monitoring by a range of specialists in order to maintain optimum health and functioning. Good health is built on good habits.