Video Series: Our Team
Health Topics: Neurosurgery
Jessica is a nurse practitioner with the neurosurgery department at Children's National.
On Tea Abbadini’s thirteenth birthday, she started feeling sudden pain on the right side of her lower abdomen that her parents thought was appendicitis. A few months later on Christmas Eve, Tea’s hand cramped up for 10 minutes and, on New Year’s Eve, she got her first back cramp. Her back cramp was so bad that it curved her to the right and caused her to walk leaned over for a few hours.
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Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease that affects the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in muscle wasting and weakness.
Deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly refers to a misshapen shape of the head from repeated pressure to the same area of the head.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.