Spinal Tumors: How We Provide Treatment
Spinal tumors can be a very scary condition. Whether the spinal tumors are benign or malignant, there’s still the potential for side effects to occur. With benign tumors, you may run the risk of the tumor itself causing pressure to build up over time within a nerve or disc, thus causing some very painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms to arise. Additionally, if your spinal tumor is malignant, it will be crucial to remove it regardless of whether or not its exuding pressure upon the spine. This is due to the fact it could begin to spread and cause other tumors to arise. Here at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants, you’ll be able to know you’re in great hands the moment you contact us. We’re all about patient care and we strive to provide our patients with the care and compassion they deserve. Read on to learn more about how we can treat your spinal tumor condition and have you back on track to health and wellness as soon as possible.
What are Benign Spinal Tumors?
Benign spinal tumors are non-cancerous, more often than not harmless tumors. The only time they may need to be removed is if they’re exuding pressure upon the spinal cord. This may cause the nerves throughout the spinal cord to become negatively affected and may ultimately cause a great deal of pain and discomfort to occur. For this reason, we may recommend immediate removal if you’re experiencing tremendous pain and discomfort.
What are Malignant Spinal Tumors?
Malignant spinal tumors are quite the opposite of benign spinal tumors. They’re very much cancerous and need to be removed as soon as possible to prevent further spread of cancerous tissue to other areas of the spinal cord or body. You may have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments to reduce the size of your malignant spinal tumor prior to surgery. In some cases, this may allow us to have a better chance of full removal of the malignant spinal tumor and may prevent any and all future cases of malignant spinal tumors from arising.
How We Treat Spinal Cord Tumors…
As mentioned above, there are a few different options when it comes to treating spinal cord tumors. First, we’ll want to thoroughly examine the area we suspect where the tumor is located with the help of an MRI or CT scan. We’ll always work closely with your oncologist to ensure we collaborate together to help eliminate any and all tumors we discover, the best we can. We may have to physically remove the spinal cord tumor through surgery, or choose the route of administering radiation and/or chemotherapy treatments to best reduce the size of the tumor prior to surgery itself. Whichever approach we end up taking, know you’re treatment is performed by board-certified neurosurgeons who have many, many years of experience resolving spinal tumor cases.
Choosing Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants for Your Spinal Tumor Treatment
When you choose Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants for your spinal tumor surgery, you’re placing your trust in our hands. We’ll always do right by you and ensure every step is taken to provide you with one of the best medical experiences while you go through this difficult time. Please feel free to reach out to us using the button below and we’ll be sure to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon and are eager to begin resolving your spinal tumor condition as soon as possible.