Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 10 : Spinal Cord Disability/ Spinal Cord Injury


During the first 28 days of pregnancy, special embryo cells form a closed tube that will become the brain and spinal cord. When this process is interrupted and the tube does not completely close, a congenital abnormality known as neural tube defect occurs. When it occurs in the area of spinal cord, it is known as spinabifida.

Least handicapping condition- spina bifida occulta.
Serious type- spina bifida cystic and Myelomeningocele spinabifida: In the most severe form, the baby is born with a sac on its back and the spinal cord does not properly function at the point of the sac and below.

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