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Spinal Deformity Center

An abnormal curve in your spine such as scoliosis or kyphosis can cause pain and neurological problems, and limit your mobility.

Whether you have been living with your spine problem since birth or have experienced spinal curvature changes over time, the specialists at the Spine Deformity Center can help restore normal form and function to your back.

What You Need to Know

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Spinal deformity may be present from birth, or occur later in life due to infection, metabolic disease, and other conditions.

Spinal deformity is becoming more common in this country as our population grows older, since both scoliosis and kyphosis can develop in the aging spine.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Feeling "off balance"
  • A visible abnormal curve of the spine or hunching

When these deformities lead to pain or dysfunction of the spinal cord/nerve roots, non-surgical or surgical treatment options may be necessary.

Our neurosurgical team offers minimally invasive approaches and open deformity correction procedures.

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Why choose the Johns Hopkins Spinal Deformity Center?


Our Physicians

Our collaborative team is comprised of world-renowned specialists, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain specialists, physical medicine experts, rehabilitation physicians, and therapists who work together on your individualized treatment plan.

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Our Services

At the Neurosurgical Spine Center you get comprehensive care from initial diagnosis to post-treatment rehabilitation. Our goal is to provide you relief and restoration of function with minimal disruption to your life. You can benefit from skilled application of the latest techniques in non-surgical management, minimally invasive techniques, and other surgical procedures.

Our Research

Learn more about how Johns Hopkins researchers are working to improve outcomes for patients with spinal deformity.


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