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Cervical spine injuries may occur at birth or result from a car accident or other trauma. Cervical spine abnormalities are usually present at birth (congenital). These abnormalities are rare, occurring most often in children who have Down syndrome, various forms of dwarfism, Klippel-Feil syndrome or bone disorders. In pediatric cervical spine surgery, a surgeon removes the bony structures or abnormalities that are compressing your child's brainstem or spinal cord. Surgery can help prevent deformity, chronic pain and loss of nerve function. Pediatric cervical spine surgery is a treatment option for children who have injuries or abnormalities in the neck portion of the spine.
Related Journals of Spine pediatrics
Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery, Spine Research, Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research, Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases, Journal of Neurological Disorders, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, The Spine Journal, Global Spine Journal, International Journal of Spine Surgery, European Spine Journal, Spine Deformity, Journal of Spine Research, Korean Journal of Spine, Spine Research