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