Conditions & Treatments

  • Condition

    Spina Bifida

    Spina bifida is a condition present at birth (birth defect) where there are problems with the spine, spinal cord, and the surrounding nerves. It can cause part of the spinal cord and areas around it to form outside of the body....

  • Treatment

    Spina Bifida Clinic

    The multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital brings together in one place the specialists who are important to the care of children with spina bifida. In just one day, patients can see a:...

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    Spina Bifida Occulta

    Spina bifida occulta is a mild form of spina bifida in which the spinal cord and the surrounding structures remain inside the baby, but the back bones in the lower back area fail to form normally. There may be a hairy patch, dimple, or birthmark...

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    Spinal Disorders Center

    The Spinal Disorders Center is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary center between Orthopedics and Neurosurgery where patients have access to physicians, nurses and therapists....

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    Spinal Infections

    The vertebral column, the intervertebral discs, the dural sac (the covering around the spinal cord) or the space around the spinal cord may become infected in a number of circumstances. The infection may be caused by bacteria or fungal organisms. To request an appointment with...

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    Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    What is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)? Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease that affects the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in muscle wasting and weakness. What causes spinal muscular atrophy? SMA is an autosomal recessive disease. This means that both males and females are...

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    Spinal Tumor

    Brain and spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column, which are the primary components of the central nervous system. Benign tumors are noncancerous, and malignant tumors are cancerous. The central nervous system is housed within...

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    Spiritual Care

    At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the chaplains seek to provide the best spiritual care for our patients, families and staff. This care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are a part of the medical team, participating in patient care, rounds,...

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    Splinters

    A splinter is a sharp sliver of wood, glass, or other debris that is lodged underneath the skin. Removal of small, superficial splinters can usually be done at home....

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    Spondyloarthropathy

    Spondyloarthropathy is a group of rheumatic diseases characterized by inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints, a family history of the disease, similar non-arthritic signs, and the absence of rheumatoid factor (RF) in the blood. To request an appointment with a physician at St. Louis...