Spinal DeformityPaley Institute Center for Spinal Deformity

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At the Feldman Spine Center, we provide operative and non-operative treatments for any age group suffering from a Spinal Deformity, including Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Spondylolisthesis, and Spina Bifida. Our focus is on minimally invasive procedures, combining advanced techniques with superior knowledge and a creative approach. We understand that every patient is unique and we offer patient-specific treatments tailored to each individual.

Patient before and after spine fusion with Dr. Feldman

Adopting and perfecting new, proven and improved methods for the treatment and surgical correction of known diseases is essential in practicing medicine in the 21st century. Some of the examples of the innovative treatments Dr. Feldman provides include:

  • Schroth Method
  • Rigo Cheneau® Brace for Treatment of Scoliosis
  • Fusionless Tethering of the Spine
  • MAGEC® Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
  • Advanced Spinal Fusion

We offer comprehensive treatment on a variety of spinal deformities: from therapy to bracing to non-invasive surgery to advanced spinal fusion. We can provide the best treatment for you or your child.

The Paley Institute is a world-renowned orthopedic center treating patients from over 80 countries and all 50 United States. At the Feldman Spine Center, we treat the entire spectrum of spinal deformity cases. We are the most experienced center and treat the most complicated patients, including Neuromuscular Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities secondary to Skeletal Dysplasias such as Achondroplasia.

We are also the only spine treatment center in the Southeastern United States to offer both the Schroth Method and the Rigo Cheneau Brace for the treatment of Scoliosis. We partner with both Align Clinic and East Coast Orthotics & Prosthetics to provide custom-tailored Rigo Cheneau Bracing to our patients.

Schroth Method

Patient undergoing Schroth therapy at the Paley Institute Rehabilitation Department

The Schroth Method is a non-invasive procedure for the treatment of Scoliosis. It is a form of physical therapy that aims to halt and reverse spinal rotation and deformity. Schroth Therapy helps restore normal spine position and stabilize the deformity without the need for surgery.

The Spine Center at the Paley Institute offers Schroth Therapy for patients with mild Scoliosis. We have an on-site physical therapy department, just down the hall from our clinic. Our therapists have been specially trained in the Schroth Method. We are the only center in the region to offer the Schroth Method.

Rigo Cheneau Brace

A Wood Cheneau Rigo (WCR)® Brace
from Align Clinic

The Paley Institute Spine Center is proud to offer the Rigo Cheneau® Brace. This is a highly advanced device that provides individual scoliosis therapy. This unique bracing system was developed by Dr. Cheneau and later improved by Dr. Rigo. Treatment is designed to account for all aspects of the scoliosis curve. Each brace is individually manufactured for each scoliosis patient. The desired treatment is a gradual elongation and straightening of the spine.

The Paley Institute partners with two bracing clinics to provide custom-tailored braces for our patients:

  • Align Clinic
  • East Coast Orthotics & Prosthetics

Fusionless Surgery

Fusionless Surgery is a relatively new approach to treating scoliosis and spinal deformity with exciting possibilities! As opposed to fusion surgery, which limits growth and movement, fusionless surgery aims to preserve growth and movement of the spine.

We use the MAGEC® device, developed by Ellipse Technologies. This device is used to straighten the spine without fusing vertebrae. The surgery is indicated for young patients (between the ages of three and nine) with moderate to severe spinal deformities who still have a lot of growth remaining in their life.

Advanced Spinal Fusion

In certain severe cases of scoliosis, spinal fusion may be necessary. We offer the most advanced spinal fusion techniques available. Rods and specialized pedicle screws are attached to vertebrae to fuse the bones together, helping to straighten the spine.

This procedure is only utilized for severe curves (>50 degrees) where other treatment methods are not enough to correct the deformity. This surgery allows for early mobility and a return to all activities in as little as one to two months.

Conditions Treated

Case of Idiopathic Scoliosis

Dr. Feldman has extensive experience in treating a variety of complicated congenital and developmental spinal deformities in children and adults. Some of the conditions he treats include:

Patient Cases

See the dramatic before and after photos in our Case Studies.

Patient Stories

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