Spinal Dysfunction

Nemours’ Spinal Dysfunction Program uses a team approach to evaluate and treat children and adolescents with spinal problems and many different conditions that involve the spinal cord.

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Conditions we treat:
  • spinal cord injury
  • trauma or sports injuries to the spine
  • cervical spine disorders, affecting the very top of the spine
  • sacral agenesis, also known as caudal regression syndrome, a condition that affects the sacrum, or base, of the spine
  • transverse myelitis, a disease of the covering of the spinal cord
  • tumors

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200

U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals: Orthopedics
What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children provides comprehensive, personalized care for children with many types of spinal problems.

Services we offer:
  • orthopedic evaluation and management
  • rehabilitation evaluation and management
  • nursing evaluation and management
  • urology evaluation and management
  • neurosurgery evaluation and management
  • physical therapy evaluation
  • bracing prescription, fitting, and adjustment
  • wheelchair prescription, fitting, and adjustment
  • radiological evaluations (MRI, CAT scan, X-rays)
  • social work assessment
  • coordination of health care through collaboration with primary care physician, school, and community
  • client advocacy
  • consultation to school and community programs