Our experts specialize in the care of children with neural tube defects, tethered cord, spinal dysraphism (spina bifida), traumatic injuries to the spine and many other conditions.

Internationally Recognized Expertise

A multidisciplinary group of specialists works together to assess each child’s unique medical and surgical needs and provides expert care to optimize the child’s functional capacity and his or her overall well-being.

The Spinal Cord Disorders Care Team includes members from the following services:

  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social services
  • Urology
  • Wheelchair/equipment/bracing specialists

Partnering for Optimal Care

With state-of-the-art imaging capabilities and a team of dedicated providers, the Spinal Cord Disorders Program at MGHfC provides early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment across all ages to ensure the best possible outcomes. Once your child reaches adulthood, the pediatric and adult specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital work collaboratively to allow a seamless transition of care.