Spine Center Diagnosis and Treatment

Spine Center Diagnosis and Treatment


At the Children’s Andrews Institute Spine Center, our expertly trained pediatric orthopedic specialists use the most advanced imaging techniques available to diagnosis your child’s condition, as well as cutting-edge surgical and nonsurgical treatments. But just as important, we’ll spend as much time with you as you need to be sure you understand your child’s condition, and to go over all the treatment options and choose the right one for your child.

Expert Diagnosis at Children’s Spine Center

All evaluations for scoliosis, spinal deformities or back pain issues start with a comprehensive assessment. A pediatric spine specialist will take a medical history and perform a thorough physical exam. If needed, your child will get an x-ray or another type of image of his/her spine. As a family-focused center, we understand the need to use x-rays cautiously on young, growing bodies.

After we complete our evaluation, our Spine Center team will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your child’s specific condition and needs.

Advanced Treatment Options

We always start with the most effective non-operative treatments and consider surgery only if necessary. The Children’s Andrews Institute Spine Center is the only pediatric facility in Texas to use Robotic Assisted Technology. The Renaissance® Mazor Robot Guidance System is a cutting edge surgical tool that increases accuracy for screw placements during complex spinal surgeries.

Non-operative treatments include:

  • Observation
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Casting

Learn more about non-operative treatment.

Surgical/operative procedures include:

  • MAGEC ™ Growing Rod placement
  • Posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation
  • Anterior approach and spinal fusion
  • Vertebral resections

Learn more about operative treatment.

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