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CHOC's board-certified neurosurgeons perform minimally invasive and complex surgeries on children with brain and spine conditions.
CHOC neurologists research a full spectrum of pediatric disorders related to brain, spine, muscle, central and peripheral nervous systems.
What is tethered spinal cord syndrome? Read about diagnosis, causes surgery and our expertise here!
My scoliosis was not detected in the testing I went through in middle school. I don’t know how they missed a curvature near 50 degrees, but they did. For comparison, a curve up to 10 degrees is natural in the human body.
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and researcher Afshin Aminian, MD, is driven by one goal: to “give children with movement challenges a life without limits.”
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and researcher John A. Schlechter, DO, runs an extremely busy sports medicine and arthroscopy practice at the CHOC Orthopaedic Institute.
What is Chiari malformation? Here you will find everything about Chiari malformation in children: treatment, causes, symptoms, and more.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report, CHOC's neurology and neurosurgery specialists treat children with conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system.
CHOC offers inpatient and outpatient services and programs in more than 30 specialty areas, including four centers of excellence and institutes.
CHOC Mission's and Mission Hospital's trauma center is first in south Orange County to be verified as a Level II center for adults and pediatrics.
Learn about braces for scoliosis in children treatment at CHOC. We prescribe scoliosis bracing for children and teens whose spine curves more than 25 degrees, and the patient is still growing.
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects of the spine, spinal cord or brain. Learn everything you need to know about neural tube defects at CHOC.org.
Spina bifida is a neural tube defect. Neural tube defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly, are seen in seven out of 10,000 live births in the U.S.
Follow these five scoliosis exercises to help ease back pain and prevent the spine from curving more.
CHOC’s Concussion Program is a leader in treating concussions. Here you’ll find what are concussions symptoms, recovery time, side effects – everything you need to know.
Katrina interns with Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s Diabetes Center where she counsels young people who, like her, have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Orthopaedic research at the CHOC Orthopaedic Institute is vital to advancing clinical care. Learn more about our researchers, treatments and programs.
The goal of treating kyphosis is to stop the progression of the spine curve and prevent deformity using observation with regular exams, surgery or bracing.
The Schroth Method is an innovative form of physical therapy that treats scoliosis without the need for surgery. It is available at CHOC in Orange, California.
Every little boy and girl grows up and goes through the stage of life called puberty. Hormones are responsible for many of the changes that they go through.
Asthma can be hard to diagnose in a young child and the symptoms can be mistaken for another illness. Children with asthma often have other conditions.
CHOC's Sports Medicine Program cares for athletes by teaching injury prevention, improving skills and being ready on the sidelines when injury happens.
The primary goal of managing spina bifida is to prevent infection and to preserve the spinal cord and nerves that are exposed outside of the body.
CHOC is proud to offer four centers of medical excellence: the Heart Institute, Hyundai Cancer Institute, Neuroscience Institute and Orthopaedic Institute.
A small amount of curve in the spine is fairly common. If the spine curves more than 10 degrees, it is considered scoliosis.