Center for Spine Care

Our experts at the Center for Spine Care treat all conditions of the spine, including:

Cerebral palsy is a brain disorder that affects the body’s movement, muscle control, coordination, reflexes and balance.

Excessive movement caused by weak, loose or abnormal bones and ligaments in the neck.

Chiari malformation is a problem with how the brain sits in the skull.

  • Cranial-cervical disorders and syndromes such as:
    • Down syndrome: A genetic disorder that leads to medical issues, including potential spine trouble.
    • Klippel-Feil Syndrome: Vertebrae (bones) in the neck region of the spine that did not separate properly before birth, reducing range of motion.
    • Neurofibromatosis: A rare genetic disorder that causes growths and benign tumors of the nerves.
    • Skeletal Dysplasia: A genetic defect that prevents the child’s bones from growing normally.

The spinal discs that cushion the vertebrae (bones) in the spine wear down.  

The discs that cushion the vertebrae move out of place, putting pressure on the nerves, causing pain, numbness or weakness.

Fractures of the spine are when there are broken vertebrae (bones) in the spine.

  • Kyphosis is when the bones in the spine curve forward, causing a rounding of the upper back.
    • Cervical: An abnormal forward curve in the neck region of the spine.
    • Scheuermann’s Disease: An abnormal forward curve in the upper back region of the spine.
    • Thoracic: An abnormal forward curve in the spine between the neck and abdomen.

A misalignment of the vertebrae that puts pressure on the nerves.

  • Scoliosis (including revision surgeries): A deformity that causes the spine to curve sideways
    • Congenital: An abnormal spine curvature due to an issue the child was born with.
    • Early onset: An abnormal sideways spine curve found in children under age 10.
    • Idiopathic: An abnormal spine curve that develops for no known reason.
    • Neuromuscular: An abnormal spine curve that develops because the child cannot control muscles that support the spine due to muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy or another medical condition.
    • Syndromic: An abnormal spine curve that develops due to a disorder that affects numerous parts of the body.

Spina bifida is a condition in which the spinal cord did not form correctly in the womb.

Spinal Stenosis is the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves.

A vertebra that moves and slips out of place causing pain.

A cyst filled with fluid forms within the spinal cord.

A traumatic injury may cause a bruise (contusion), compression (from blood or bones), a partial tear, or a complete tear (transection) in the spinal cord.

An abnormal growth of tissue in the spine.

A mass or abnormal formation of blood vessels in the spinal cord that may cause damage or bleeding.