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Spina Bifida Occulta is the mildest from of this neural tube defect where the spinal cord fails to develop properly. Spina Bifida Occulta can be asymptomatic, meaning you may never know you have it or get any symptoms. The treatments for this type of Spina Bifida depend on what complications or symptoms arise from the defect, if any. Mostly chiropractic and pain issues.

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This one of three types of spina bifida. It is the least serious. There is no opening of the spine to the outside. The vertebral arch in this area has not fused. It is seem most often in the lumbar or sacral spinal regions. A dimple with or without hair is often seen. No nerve damage is found. This not to say that there is absolutely no signs or symptoms.

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To understand the extent of the defect x rays, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scans, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine may be taken.

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