5 Treatments to Help Manage SMA

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5. Spinal Treatments

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Children with SMA are at risk of curvature of the spine or scoliosis. To prevent this, a brace may be fitted or the child may have to undergo surgery, including having spinal rods inserted if they are still growing, or a spinal fusion using bone grafts if they are older.

Read more about spinal muscular atrophy and scoliosis here. 

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