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How do medications treat open spina bifida?

Treatment for open spina bifida is entirely physical in nature. That is to say, there are no medications directly involved in treating the condition. Instead, a combination of surgery and physical therapy is used to treat the immediate and long-lasting symptoms of the defect.

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