What are our treatments/procedures for spine tumors?
Pain and swelling can well be managed through the use of steroids and analgesics. Your family doctor may also recommend you wear a brace to minimize pain and increase spinal stability. Depending on the type of tumor you have, its location, and your medical condition, effective treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery of the tumor. If surgical removal is not possible due to some reasons, our surgeons perform embolization, which limits blood flow to the tumor.
Surgery is typically recommended when:
• Other treatments have failed to relieve pain.
• Some spinal vertebrae have destructed.
• Spine stabilization is necessary
• Nerves are compressed.
• A biopsy is needed.
Spine tumor surgery commonly involves the partial or total removal of the spine tumor. Spinal fusion may also be used to reconstruct and stabilize the spine. This procedure includes joining the bones together with bone grafts for providing stability.