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Congenital Spine Disorders Center

Congenital spine disorders--those present from birth--are more common than many people realize, and may not be obvious in infancy.

The specialists at Johns Hopkins provide comprehensive care for the medical and social needs of those living with spina bifida, Chiari malformations, achondroplasia, congenital spinal stenosis and other congenital problems affecting the spine.

Congenital Spine Disorders: What You Need to Know

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  • Congenital spine disorders may require surgical correction in children or adults.
  • Congenital spine abnormalities often occur in the presence of greater congenital syndromes, such as achondroplasia (dwarfism) and other bony disorders
  • These abnormalities are seldom apparent on examination and usually identified incidentally on radiographic imaging.
  • Surgical management of these disorders may be appropriate if you are experiencing symptoms such as pain or neurological problems, particularly if your condition is getting worse.


Why choose the Johns Hopkins Congenital Spine Disorders 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.

Your Guide to Spine Surgery: Your Johns Hopkins neurosurgical spine surgery team is here to help you with all aspects of your procedure, from planning through recovery. This downloadable guide serves as a handy reference, outlining what you can expect and how your family and friends can support your healing process.

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Maryland Patients

Learn how to request an appointment with or refer a patient to the Neurosurgical Spine Center at Johns Hopkins. You may direct additional questions or follow up with one of our office coordinators at 410-955-4424.

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Whether you're crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

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