Spina bifida is a life-long condition that is not curable. Management often focuses on preventing or minimizing deformities and maximizing the child's capabilities at home and in the community. Positive reinforcement will encourage the child to strengthen his/her self-esteem and promote as much independence as possible.
It is also very easy to break there bones because its spine was not developed properly. Skin could also be very sensitive.
There is not much to be done because the tissue is already damaged.
For the most severe form of spina bifida, initial treatment includes surgery on the exposed nerves and tissues. Some babies who have meningocele will also need surgery. Surgery is done to prevent spinal cord infection and protect the exposed nerve tissues from injury. It is usually performed within a few days after birth.