Spina Bifida

A birth defect that arises due to the improper formation of the spine and spinal cord, also known as a type of neural tube defect. Spina Bifida can range in severity depending on the size and location of the defect and is treated with surgery when necessary. Currently, there is not a known cause for Spina Bifida however it is believed to be a mixture of genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors.