Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Spina bifida is a major birth defect of a person’s spine. With good quality medical care people with spina bifida can reach their full potential. If you have spina bifida, or know someone who does, it’s important to get the facts so that you can make the best possible health care choices.

Share with Your Friends

Spina bifida is a complex condition. With good quality medical care people with spina bifida can reach their full potential.

Nanacy and Clark

MY STORY

Real stories from people living with spina bifida

Data charts and graphs

SPINA BIFIDA PATIENT REGISTRY

CDC is the only organization in the U.S. conducting a broad range of research based on information from multiple spina bifida clinics.

Boy in a wheelchair sitting in a library

OUR WORK

Researchers at CDC are working on a series of projects to improve the quality of life and encourage full participation at every age for those living with spina bifida.

Top