Spinal Tumors

Spinal Tumors 2017-02-17T18:25:22+00:00

Operative Spine – Spinal Tumors

Spinal Tumors are abnormal growths of tissue in the spine. Tumors can cause pain due to the expansion or weakening of the bones of the spine.

Symptoms

  • Back pain, radiating to other parts of the body
  • Numbness or muscle weakness, especially in the legs
  • Difficulty walking
  • Limited sensitivity to pain, heat and cold
  • Loss of bowel or bladder function
  • Paralysis depending on which nerves are compressed
  • Spinal deformity resulting from a large, but noncancerous tumor

Treatment

  • Surgery to remove the tumor
  • Radiation or chemotherapy if the tumor is cancerous

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