Neuromuscular scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine caused by issues such as poor muscle control, weakness or paralysis, and neurological problems. Instead of a straight line down the middle of the back, a child with neuromuscular scoliosis has a spine that looks more like a letter “C.”
The Spine Program is a cornerstone of the Division of Orthopedics, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. Thanks to their surgical knowledge, clinical experience and innovative research, CHOP’s Spine Program offers a depth and breadth of experience treating spine conditions that is unparalleled in the region.