AIM Spine Center

AIM stands for Advanced, Innovative and Multidisciplinary. The AIM Spine Center at Children's Wisconsin is comprised of a team of pediatric spine experts who provide compassionate care from diagnosis through treatment of spinal disorders and spine trauma in infants, children and teens.

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Speak to a nurse: Call (414) 33-SPINE

Our team of pediatric spine experts work together to ensure the best care for kids. They represent specialties from orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychology and physical and occupational therapy. Their goal is to provide treatment including surgical and non-surgical options that provides the best outcomes for their patients.

Photo of Children's Wisconsin's multi-disciplinary team of pediatric specialists in orthopedics, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation.


We're here to help you

Our nurse helpline makes it easy for parents and providers looking for pediatric spine care. Experienced triage nurses are available by phone to assist and help guide patient families to the appropriate level of spine care. Our nurses are available to simplify the referral process as well as help those looking for a second opinion.

Call (414) 33-SPINE (77463) available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to speak to a triage nurse to begin the intake process or complete our online form.

Conditions we treat

  • Birth injuries of the neck, back or spine
  • Chiari malformation – structural problems at the back of the head with the part of the brain that controls balance
  • Congenital deformity or malformation of the neck, back or spine
  • Disease of the spine or spinal cord
  • Fracture of neck, back or spine
  • Fusion of spine
  • Head and spine trauma – injury to the head, neck, back or spine
  • Injuries or disorders of the spine, spinal cord, vertebrae or disc
  • Injury of nerve root in neck, back or spine
  • Klippel‐Feil syndrome
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pain in neck, back or spine
  • Peripheral nerve disorders – problems which involve the nerve that connect the spinal cord to the rest of the body
  • Sacrococcygeal disorders
  • Schmorl's nodes
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida, tethered cord and other congenital spine anomalies – disorders where the spinal cord and spine fail to develop properly
  • Spinal instabilities
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sprain of joints and ligaments in neck, back or spine
  • Strain of muscle in neck, back or spine
  • Torticollis

Patient stories

Children's Wisconsin patient, Katrina side by side the crash to what the spine result injury was.

Karina's story

After a horrific car accident, Karina didn't know if she would ever walk again. Learn how our doctors from Orthopedics and Neurosciences collaborated to treat Karina's severe injuries.

AIM Spine Center patient - Emerson

Emerson's story

Emerson was diagnosed with scoliosis at 4 years old. While a child can be diagnosed at any age, it is uncommon in young children. Learn how the pediatric spine experts at Children's helped improved Emerson's spine without surgery.

Our nurse triage team is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to assist with appointments and referrals.

(414) 33-SPINE

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