Neural Tube Defects

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Shea831 - April 9

Hey everyone. I'm 36 weeks and I have been on pins and needles to see my son. When I was 17 weeks pregnant, I get a call from my doctors office saying I have to have an emergency ultra sound because there might be something wrong with the baby's spine. After the first ultra sound, everything looked normal. Then on New Year's day, my family and I were in a hit and run car accident. We were thrown to the side and the seat belt may have got the baby. So I have been dying to see him in person and not on a screen. Then last week, my husband went to the chiropractor and was diagnosed with a very small case of scoliosis, which could be genetic. Is there anyone who knows about scoliosis?

 

Malica - April 10

A good number of people have scoliosis. Many, like your husband going most of their lives without even knowing about it. It's simply a curve in the spine and in most cases the curve is mild and has little or no effect. A mild curve may also contribute to mild aches and pains which is why your husband's seeing a chiropractor in the first place. Please also know though that chiropractors often over-diagnose scoliosis too. Even the slightest curve in the spine they will diagnose which really isn't beneficial to anyone other than their pocketbooks and the very mild form that so many people have doesn't require any medical attention.

 

clindholm - April 13

Try not to worry too much, the 17 week ultrasound would have picked up any neural tube defects. I'm sure you'll get another scan in a week or two to confirm the baby's position. Neural tube defects are completely different from scoliosis. Good luck with your little one.

 

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