Pediatric Spine Disorders and Syndromes
The Scoliosis and Spine Disorders program treats a full range of pediatric spine conditions, including:
While levoscoliosis refers to the left-curving spine, dextroscoliosis is a spine that curves to the right. It’s the more common form of scoliosis.
Please see Spinal Cord Injury for further information.
Of the many different types of scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis is the most common.
Jarcho-Levin syndrome is a disorder that causes problems with the bones of the spine and ribs.
Klippel-Feil syndrome is a genetic disorder of the spine that is present at birth, it presents with two or more vertebrae in the upper spinal column fused together,
Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture.
Larsen syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that babies can be born with. Common symptoms of Larsen syndrome include clubfeet, scoliosis, hypermobility and other abnormalities.
The lumbar is the lower portion of the spine. When it curves inward, this state is known as lordosis.
When the curvature is caused by problems related to the spinal cord, the brain or the muscles of the body, it can be classified as neuromuscular scoliosis.
Scoliosis in children may be present when the spine develops curves to the left or right. The first symptom of scoliosis in children is often uneven shoulders or a protruding shoulder blade that is visible when bending at the waist.
Spinal Cord Tumors
A tumor that grows in the tissues around, or spreads from a different site to the spinal cord region, it is known as a spinal cord tumor.
When a teen athlete has lower back pain, the most common causes are the spinal infections spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal muscular atrophy is a rare degenerative disorder in which the nerve cells in the upper and lower parts of the spinal cord don’t function normally, resulting in muscle wasting and weakness.
Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
Please see Spinal Infections for further information.
Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
TIS is a rare congenital and complex condition that involves chest wall abnormalities which prevent normal lung growth or breathing.
VATER syndrome refers to several birth defects that frequently occur in conjunction with one another. The letters stand for vertebrae, anus, trachea, esophagus and renal.