October is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month. Spina Bifida a congenital defect of the spine in which part of the spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through a gap in the backbone. It often causes paralysis of the lower limbs, and sometimes mental handicap. There are plenty of resources and help for those with or with loved ones who have Spina Bifida. Take this month to brush up on your facts and help remove some of the stigma.