Adult Complications of Spina Bifida Occulta Spina bifida occulta is a physical deformity that occurs as a baby develops in the mother's womb. The bones around the spinal cord fail to develop normally, but the nerves don't generally have any damage.
The number of adults with Spina Bifida continues to grow. About half of people living with Spina Bifida in the United States are adults. For many years, the medical community has focused on providing care for children and offers many children’s clinics throughout the country.
October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and October 25th is the first World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day sponsored by the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) and supported by the European Parliament. In the Hydrocephalus Association's efforts to raise awareness about spina bifida and hydrocephalus, we would like to highlight an inspiring young adult .