Scoliosis is when abnormalities in the bones of the spine make it bend sideways. This can cause:

  • Pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Problems with normal development and growth

Surgery is used to correct the curve in the spine, relieve symptoms and prevent further damage. Specially trained surgeons will use rods and other devices to strengthen and straighten the spine so that a child can continue to grow more normally.

At Arkansas Children’s we provide the most advanced surgical treatments, including surgical monitoring technology to protect the spinal cord and ensure proper placement of corrective hardware.