Spine care

The spine includes vertebral discs that help cushion the vertebrae, muscles and ligaments that join it all together. A healthy spine has a slight curve to it, which helps the body absorb pressure from walking, running and other activities.

Certain conditions cause the spine to curve or twist more than it should. Some conditions are present at birth, while others develop over time or can be the result of an injury.
At Norton Children’s, we provide care for babies, children and teens with different kinds of spine conditions in a caring and compassionate way.

Spine conditions we treat

  • Genetic spine conditions, such as hemivertibrae and Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Kyphosis
  • Scoliosis

Spine treatment options

We offer surgical and nonsurgical options to treat spine conditions. We make sure that your child gets the most effective, least invasive treatment possible for their condition. Depending on the condition, options can include:

  • Observation and monitoring
  • Bracing
  • Casting
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

Our Team

Joshua W. Meier, M.D.
Jennifer M. Brey, M.D.
Star L. Nixon, M.D.
Kent L. Walker, D.O.
Sarah DuPlessis, PA-C
Andrea E. Ryan, PA-C

Orthopedics – 5678

Contact Us

Connect with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville.

(502) 394-5678

Helping girls with self-esteem

Remember that little girl who bounded through the day wearing a bathing suit, a glitter-frosted tutu, a superhero cape, a fire chief helmet and rain boots— all at the same time? Has your brave young […]

Read Full Story

Coming out: How family can support an LGBTQ child

Coming out is not a one-time event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and intersex children and teens. It’s a journey of understanding, acknowledging and sharing one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity with others. It […]

Read Full Story

Safe sleep practices can help prevent SIDS

It’s a startling fact, but one that parents, family members and caregivers need to be aware of: Nearly 3,600 babies die each year in the U.S. due to sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), defined as […]

Read Full Story

What you need to know about eating disorders in children

For parents, a child’s eating habits can be a concern from infancy through the teen years and even adulthood. From the picky toddler who will eat only a specific food for days on end, to […]

Read Full Story

World Health Organization identifies gaming as a diagnosable mental health condition

Jay spent the start of summer glued to his Xbox. When his mom brought him to Healthy Living Workshops, a wellness series sponsored by Kohl’s Cares and held by Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness at […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.