Spine & Back Care
PMMC’s talented and experienced spine surgeons perform the following procedures:
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
- Cervical & lumbar disk replacement
- Scoliosis surgery (pediatric & adult)
- Kyphoplasty/vertebral plasty (compression fracture)
- Spinal decompression.
Back care for pediatric patients
PMMC’s spine surgeons specialize in the treatment of scoliosis in children. Idiopathic scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that occurs in children and young teenagers. This condition affects about 2 to 3 percent of children under the age of 16. Most of the time, the curve in the back will remain small and will not progress, however, with growth and over time, it may worsen. This condition causes a visible deformity of a bump that appears on the children’s ribs or in the muscle adjacent to the spine. The posterior spinal fusion is performed to correct the curve and fuse the affected part of the spine. This surgery causes the bones of the spine to grow together to become a solid bone that can no longer twist. Metal rods are placed into the spine to pull it into correct position and to stabilize it.