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Spine & Back - Pediatric Specialties


DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan's pediatric orthopaedic staff specializes in the treatment of spinal deformities and possesses more than 50 years of combined experience. Their ability to treat anteriorly and posteriorly with multiple methods that allow for growth applies to all types of spinal deformity, including congenital, infantile, juvenile, and adolescent scoliosis and kyphosis. In addition, the physicians are also experts at treating spinal trauma and the spinal deformities associated with congenital dwarfism.

Pediatric Orthopaedics Specialists:

Jones, Eric T., M.D., Ph.D.


Reynolds, Richard, M.D.
VIDEO - Dr. Reynolds:
Pediatric Double Hip Replacement

Yassir, Walid Khaled, M.D.
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Pediatric Spinal Trauma Surgery


The Department of Neurosurgery at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan specializes in the evaluation and surgical treatment of infants, children and adolescents with neurological disorders and injuries including spinal cord disorders.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Specialists: 

Ham, Steven, D.O.

Sood, Sandeep, M.D.

DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan's highly-trained pediatric rehabilitation therapists (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology) are located strategically throughout southeast Michigan, specializing in the treatment of children (infancy through adolescence.) DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan therapists are trained in a variety of treatment techniques for back pain, injuries, and/or disorders of the spine and spinal cord, including:

Functional training

Soft tissue mobilization

Joint mobilization

Functional massage

Spine stabilization exercises

Pool therapy (Novi & Westland locations)

Scoliosis screening & exercises

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and acquired or congenital spinal cord disorder rehabilitation

Additionally, DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Rehabilitation Technology staff at the Novi location has extensive training and certification in the following interventions specific to rehabilitation of SCI and acquired or congenital spinal/spinal cord disorders:

Gait analysis

Lokomat Robotic Gait & Giger Exercise programs

Seating & adaptive equipment evaluation and recommendation

Augmentative & alternative communication evaluation and recommendation for patients with high-level spinal cord dysfunction

For appointments, call: (313) 993-2757.


DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan physiatrists specialize in the evaluation, treatment and management of children (infancy through early adulthood) with disabilities due to congenital, traumatic, or acquired disorders of the musculoskeletal and/or nervous systems, including:

Spinal cord injury


Traumatic brain injury

Cerebral palsy

Neuromuscular disorders

DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan physiatrists provide clinical services throughout southeastern Michigan and beyond, and are also involved in clinical rehabilitation research and the investigation of new rehabilitation techniques.

For appointments, call (313) 993-2757.

Pediatric Physiatry Specialists:

James Chinarian, M.D.

Edward Dabrowski, M.D.

Charles Pelshaw, M.D.

DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48201

DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center - Birmingham
2059 E. 14 Mile Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009


DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Stilson Specialty Center
42700 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Twp., MI 48038

For appointments call: (313) 745-5227.




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