Spinal Fusion Surgery for Teens
A spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that's done to stabilize or straighten the bones in the back. It can help some teens with scoliosis.
Spinal Fusion Surgery for Parents
A spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that's done to stabilize or straighten the bones in the back. It can help kids and teens with scoliosis.
Halo-Gravity Traction for Parents
Halo-gravity traction is a way to pull the head and spine upward. Doctors use it to treat curvature of the spine and to prepare kids for spinal fusion surgery.
Congenital Kyphosis for Parents
Kyphosis is a rounding of the back that some children are born with. It makes the back look hunched over.
Scoliosis for Teens
Scoliosis makes a person’s spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble. Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed.
Muscular Dystrophy for Parents
Muscular dystrophy is a disorder that weakens a person's muscles over time. People who have the disease can gradually lose the ability to do everyday tasks.
Spondylolisthesis for Parents
Spondylolisthesis happens when a bone in the back slips forward and out of place. In kids and teens, it’s a common cause of lower back pain.
Kyphosis for Teens
Your spine, or backbone, normally curves forward gently as it runs up your back. Sometimes, though, someone's back can be rounded too far forward, which is a condition known as kyphosis.
Scheuermann's Kyphosis for Parents
Scheuermann's kyphosis is a condition affecting the upper back that makes it rounded so it looks hunched over.
Medical Tests & Procedures for Teens
Learn about some common medical tests and procedures - how they work and why people need them - in these articles and videos for teens.