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The pediatric orthopedic specialists with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville (COOL), affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, are the foremost providers of pediatric orthopedic care in Louisville, Kentucky, and Southern Indiana. Our fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic specialists provide specialized care for children with acquired or congenital cervical spine conditions.
Many cervical spine conditions, whether common and rare, are congenital and have a genetic component. This means that the conditions are present at birth and have been passed down from parent to child by genes. Additionally, there could be an unknown factor that caused or disrupted development before the baby was born. Cervical spine conditions can vary widely in children; some are visible at birth and others may not be diagnosed until a child begins showing symptoms.
Cervical spine conditions can vary in severity and may affect each child differently as they grow and develop. Many of these conditions do not just affect the spine, but also affect other parts of the body.
Depending on the particular condition, symptoms may include:
Midcervical Spine Conditions
Upper Cervical Spine Conditions
Other Conditions With Associated Cervical Spine Issues
Treatment for cervical spine conditions will be unique based on a child’s diagnosis and current condition. The pediatric orthopedic specialists with COOL work with specialists from across the Norton Children’s network to provide care with a multidisciplinary approach that treats the whole child.
Surgical and nonsurgical treatments for cervical spine conditions include: