Spina Bifida literally means ‘split spine’
Spina Bifida is a relatively common condition, which affects about one in every 1000 children born per year in Ireland. Ireland has one of the highest incidences of Spina Bifida births in the world. Spina Bifida is the most common neural tube defect (NTD) which causes incomplete development of the spinal cord. Translated, it literally means ‘split spine’.

The Central Nervous System (CNS)
The nervous system is essentially a biological information highway, and is responsible for controlling all the biological processes and movement in the body, At the centre of this system is the Central Nervous System (CNS).

The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord. It is responsible for receiving and interpreting messages and also sends out messages, either consciously or unconsciously.

About Spina Bifida

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