Spinal Deformities

Spinal deformities can be caused by many conditions, including abnormal curvatures of the spine – as in scoliosis, kyphosis, and Scheuermann’s disease.

Deformities of the spine also can result from spinal fractures and conditions such as spondylolisthesis and ankylosing spondylitis.

The expert team of doctors at UT Southwestern specialize in all available evidence-based treatments for spinal deformities. We offer our patients the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and techniques, including specialized spine imaging.

When surgery is recommended, our skilled surgeons can perform procedures minimally invasively in many cases to reduce recovery time.

Our multidisciplinary approach gets you access to neurosurgeons, orthopaedists, and other specialists with one call. We strive to coordinate, facilitate, and expedite patient care, and save our patients time.

Our goal is to partner with our patients in their care, get them back to health as soon as possible, and help them achieve the best outcomes.


If we suspect that you have a spinal deformity, we will conduct a physical examination and order spine imaging studies. Tests, procedures, and studies used to evaluate diagnose spinal deformities may include:


After diagnosis, we’ll make sure you see the right experts to treat your specific symptoms. The treatment for spinal deformities depends upon their cause and severity. Our Spine Center experts treat spinal deformities with therapies that include:

We will create a care plan that minimizes the number of visits you need to make while also providing you with the support you need.

Clinical Trials

UT Southwestern conducts clinical trials aimed at improving the treatment of spinal deformities. Talk with your doctor to see if a clinical trial is right for you.

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a specialist in spinal deformities at UT Southwestern’s facilities in Dallas or to learn more about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.