My Baby’s Backbone Stands Out

Illustration of My Baby’s Backbone Stands Out
Illustration: My Baby’s Backbone Stands Out

Good afternoon dock. Doc, I want to ask. My child is 1 year old. From the age of 6 months he was able to sit, but after I noticed the spine of my child looked bent while sitting. . Is that dangerous or not? . Explanation please

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The existence of complaints of your child's spine as protruding or looks bent when sitting, then this condition needs to be checked directly to your pediatrician. Bowing to a one-year-old when sitting may be natural. This is because when your Anad sits, your child's head will usually bend because your child looks down and also because the weight of the head is supported directly by your baby's neck or spine. This will give a picture of the shape of the spine that looks bent.

Because I do not see firsthand and can not know the spine curvature of your child when sitting, it is difficult to ascertain the presence or absence of an abnormality. However, in general, if your child does not experience comorbid complaints when walking, standing, sitting, or while your child is playing, then what you might see and think about the shape of your child's spine, is probably a normal form when your child sit or play. So, in general, you should not worry about this, but you still have to evaluate and observe it regularly in accordance with its development and growth.

In general, even if there is a deformity of the spine, some deformities of the bones of a toddler can be caused by several conditions, such as:

Spina bifida, a birth disorder where there is a failure of the formation of the spinal cord in the womb
Scoliosis, where spinal deformities occur such as the letter C or S
Lordosis, where spinal deformities occur that is curved too bent forward
Kyphosis, where spinal abnormalities occur that is curved too bent backwards
Syringomyelia, abnormal accumulation in the spinal cord that causes pressure on nerves
Lipomeningocele, where there is accumulation of fatty tissue in the area of ​​spinal growth

All of this is a possibility that provides information on abnormalities in the baby's spine, however, this possibility is not a certainty, because it requires an evaluation and direct examination by your pediatrician.

Without a direct examination, it is difficult to ensure the presence or absence of abnormalities in your child's spine or abnormalities such as hunchback. Therefore, if you are still worried or in doubt, you can consult directly with your pediatrician or pediatric orthopedic surgeon for further examination. If necessary, a radiological examination can help identify whether there is any abnormality in your child's spine. Thus the results of the examination will provide better information on the presence or absence of your child's spinal abnormalities.

For now, you can evaluate the condition of your child's spine when playing, sitting, running, or walking, and while sleeping, this will provide better information and data.

Thus the info we can convey.

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