Childhood Spinal Conditions

Spinal problems can be caused by a number of factors, including the following:

  • Injuries that involve the spinal column or the muscles surrounding the spine
  • Inflammations of the spinal column
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancer or tumor growth
  • Stress fractures
  • Scoliosis or spondylolisthesis

At the Sheldon and Susan Siegel Children’s Foundation, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to grow up healthy. Our Florida children’s charity works to promote research and public awareness for a wide range of childhood illnesses and disabilities, including serious spinal conditions.

Spinal Issues in Children

Most spinal issues in childhood are the result of injuries or congenital issues. Auto accidents, sports injuries and falls can cause serious damage to growing spines and can even cause stress fractures that should be addressed quickly to reduce the risk of permanent damage. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that can affect balance and reduce the ability of children to participate in sports and other physical activities. Dysplastic and isthmic spondylolisthesis conditions can sometimes be referred to as slipped disks and is usually the result of the displacement of one vertebra in relation to another. This may be the result of an injury or a natural occurrence. In many cases, children with scoliosis or spondylolisthesis require a back brace to support the curve of the spine and prevent further issues.

Raising Awareness for Spinal Issues

As a leading Florida special needs children’s charity, the Sheldon and Susan Siegel Children’s Foundation works with research institutions and other organizations to promote greater awareness of the challenges facing children and teens with spinal cord injuries and other issues that could affect mobility and quality of life. We can also provide support for families dealing with these issues. Our Florida children’s foundation is committed to offering practical help for those affected by these issues.

To learn more about the work we do on behalf of children affected by serious or chronic conditions, visit the Sheldon and Susan Siegel Children’s Foundation online. We look forward to the chance to change the world one child at a time.