Spina bifida

Medical information

Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a birth defect which occurs when a baby's spine does not develop properly, leaving a gap in the spine. As a result the spinal cord and the nerves that branch out of it may be damaged. It is a lifelong condition.

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Spina bifida

It makes a huge difference for me to know that there is an adult at my school who knows all about my condition and who I can talk to if I am worried or unwell.

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