Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity
The Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Program at Texas Children’s Hospital provides specialized evaluation, treatment and care to patients with scoliosis, spinal fractures, back pain and other spinal deformities. Our multi-disciplinary team of spine experts see more than 4,900 patients each year, and work closely with their families to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for managing spine-related issues.
At Texas Children’s, we have five spine surgeons who conduct more than 240 spine surgeries each year as part of our nationally-ranked orthopedics program. Additionally, they are members of the Surgeons Performance Program, a national organization dedicated to improving quality care.
When surgery is necessary, our spine team collaborates closely with Texas Children’s neurosurgeons, pulmonologists and nutritionists to coordinate care and create the best possible outcomes.
Conditions We Treat
- Congenital Scoliosis
- Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Kyphotic Deformities and Conditions
- Lordodic Deformities and Conditions
- Neuromuscular Scoliosis
- Spondylolsis and Spondylolisthesis
Signs of a Spinal Deformity
The spine is normally straight, consisting of 33 small, individual bones stacked on top of one other with a disc of cartilage between each. The spine is the main support for the body, allowing you to bend over, stand upright, and twist from side to side.
With scoliosis and other spinal deformities, the spine becomes curved or twisted and can cause uneven shoulders, breathing difficulties, back pain, and a humpback or swayback appearance. If left untreated, these conditions can get worse over time.