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Spinal deformities include a wide variety of conditions affecting children and adults.
A healthy spine has three gentle curves that provide balance and flexibility while supporting the body’s weight. The lower spine curves inward, the middle spine curves outward slightly and the neck curves back inward.
Abnormal curves put the spine out of alignment and can be present at birth. Often a mild spinal deformity will have no symptoms. More severe cases, however, can interfere with nerves, producing pain, numbness or weakness that travels down the arms, legs or both.
The spine specialists 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 severe cases and nonsurgical treatments for mild cases.
The combined team of orthopedic spine and neuroscience specialists at Norton Leatherman spine provides comprehensive care.
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; rarely visible from the outside and can only be seen on X-ray
Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.
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