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  • 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.