Related Conditions and Treatments
Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
Aneurysmal bone cysts are blood-filled, fibrous cysts that expand the bone and can cause pain, swelling, and fractures.
Basilar invagination is a rare condition in which the top of the spine compresses the brain stem.
Down syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by developmental delays and learning disability.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of disorders that affect a person's connective tissue.
Halo-gravity traction is a method of gently stretching and straightening a compressed or severely curved spine.
Kyphosis in Children
Kyphosis is an abnormal forward curve in the upper spine.
Neurofibromatosis 1 is a genetic condition that causes symptoms including tumors (called neurofibromas) formed from nerve tissue.
Os odontoideum happens when a separation occurs at the top of the spine.
Osteoblastoma is a benign, bone-forming tumor that’s most often found in the lower vertebrae of the spine or long bones of the lower extremity.
An osteoid osteoma is a benign, small tumor that usually grows in the long bones of a person’s lower extremities.
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine has an abnormal curve. A spine with scoliosis curves front to back but also curves sideways.
Skeletal dysplasia is a category of rare genetic disorders that cause abnormal development of a baby’s bones, joints, and cartilage.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury is any damage to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma, rather than a birth defect or medical condition.
A spinal cord fracture is a break to the cervical, thoracic, and/or lumbar vertebrae.
Spinal Fusion Surgery
Spinal fusion surgery is the most common surgical treatment for severe scoliosis in adolescents.
Spine problems develop when normal spinal curves grow too large, or the spine curves in the wrong way, or when the vertebrae are not strong enough to support the spine, or injuries that compromise the structure of the spine.
Torticollis, or wryneck, is a twisted neck. It’s relatively common in children.