Curved spine and spinal deformities | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Care for Curved Spine and Spinal Deformities

Spinal deformities include a wide variety of conditions that affect both children and adults. The orthopedic spine surgeons at Norton Leatherman Spine have extensive experience treating the most severe spinal deformities.

Spinal deformities commonly treated at Norton Leatherman Spine include:

  • Scoliosis: an abnormal curvature of the spine as seen from the front or back view
  • Kyphosis: an abnormal curvature of the spine from the side view; curvature usually appears as a hump
  • Spondylolisthesis: a spinal deformity that occurs when a vertebra at the base of the spine slips out of place; this spinal deformity is rarely visible from the outside and can only be seen on X-ray

Internationally Recognized Expertise in Treating Spinal Deformities

The orthopedic spine surgeons at Norton Leatherman Spine have internationally recognized expertise in spinal deformities. Their experience and expertise provide state-of-the-art techniques and complex surgical treatments for spinal deformities.

They also offer nonsurgical treatments for mild spinal deformities.

Norton Leatherman Spine Provides the Following Treatments for Spinal Deformities and Curvatures of the Spine

  • Observation: Observation is recommended for minor spinal deformities and for curvatures of the spine that aren’t getting worse or causing problems. Observation includes visits at regular intervals to check the spinal deformity and ensure it is not progressing.
  • Medications: Medications may be prescribed to help treat pain from spinal deformities and reduce inflammation.
  • Bracing: Bracing may be recommended for children with curves within a range of severity.
  • Injections: Injections may be used to treat pain and reduce swelling.
  • Surgery: Surgery may be recommended for severe spinal deformities that cause pain or other difficulties, and those spinal curves that are at risk for getting worse over time.

Making It Easy to Get Back to Your Life

  • With six Norton Leatherman Spine locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana, we have specialists near you.
  • We use minimally invasive procedures that can reduce recovery time and the risk of complications.
  • Sophisticated pain management aims to keep you comfortable and safe.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

About Norton Leatherman Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine in Louisville and Southern Indiana offers world-class care from surgeons who are recognized nationally and internationally for their innovation, expertise and skill. Norton Leatherman Spine is one of the premier research and education programs in the United States for spinal surgeons.

Our rich history traces back to Kenton D. Leatherman, M.D., who more than 50 years ago became the first orthopedic surgeon in Kentucky to specialize in spine care. A University of Louisville School of Medicine graduate, he developed leading-edge approaches to treating scoliosis after World War II.

  • The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine are among the most experienced in the country, treating conditions like yours for an average of 20 years.
  • We have orthopedic spine surgeons providing care from our offices in downtown and suburban Louisville and in surrounding counties.
  • Our physicians pinpoint your diagnosis to come up with the right treatment plan, including surgical and nonsurgical options as appropriate.
  • We offer minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures that carry less risk and can speed your recovery. Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons are actively involved in the development of next-generation minimally invasive technologies.
  • The physicians at Norton Leatherman Spine are leaders in their field and train the next generation of specialists. More than 100 of the leading spine surgeons practicing throughout the U.S. today were trained at Norton Leatherman Spine.
  • Techniques developed at Norton Leatherman Spine have produced better outcomes for patients, with fewer side effects, and are routinely performed around the world today.
  • Our team performs more than 4,000 surgeries a year, and patients come to our providers more than 30,000 times a year.
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