tumblr_mgtx23wYQY1qzikspo1_1280A primary cause of dwarfism is a medical condition called Achondroplasia, a type of skeletal dysplasia. Joint pain, nerve compression, and early degenerative spine changes often cause pain in little people, which is under appreciated and poorly managed. We’ll find out how Dee Miller, a little person, has moved past serious spinal pain and spinal surgeries to live her life fully.  Then Dr. William Mackenzie, chair of the medical advisory board for Little People of America, orthopedist, & co-director of the Skeletal Dysplasia Program at the Nemours Hospital for Children shares his insights into the best treatments for pain in this unique group.

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