The pain in your spine often feels more intense than usual and keeps you from bending or even sitting in a chair. You are more often than not choosing your chairs wisely for the comfort of your spine. But what if the spinal pain you are feeling isn’t just muscle spasms, and something more severe. What do you know about the common spine tumors?
We have your guide to various types of spinal tumors and the correct treatments for each of them. You will also discover the signs and symptoms to look for, so you take action when you feel them.
What is a Spinal Tumor?
The spine has various parts to it, and each develops its own type of tumor. A standard spine tumor is a growth developing in your spinal canal or with your spinal bones, which is two different types. The tumor affecting the spinal cord or covering of the spinal cord (dura) is an intradural tumor. A vertebral tumor affects the bone of the spine.
Symptoms of the spinal cord tumors are the following:
- Back pain which worsens at night
- Muscle weakness in various regions of your body
- Less sensitive to pain
- Back pain radiating to the other areas of the body
- Pain where the tumor is growing on the spine.
- Loss of bowel or bladder function
3 Common Spine Tumors to Know
Your spine isn’t immune to the threat of tumors and possible spinal cancer. It is often uncommon to hear of spinal tumors, but they do exist, and it is vital to know about them if you have or are suffering from spine or back issues.
The benign spinal tumors inside the dura of the spine, or intradural, are usually slow-growing but will give you signs of pain. This spinal tumor treatment involves complete removal of the tumor in the area, to preserve the neurological function.
Vertebral column tumors
These common spinal tumors often grow from the bone of the vertebral column or in the disc elements of the spine. The osteogenic sarcoma in the area is a common malignant tumor and is quite rare slow for growth. Treatments often involve controlling the pain by removing the pressure of the nerve roots and adjusting the structural instability of the spine.
The growth of intramedullary tumors occurs in the single nerves of the spine or inside the spinal cord. The location of these tumors occur in the neck, or cervical spine, and tend to be benign. Due to the primary area of the tumors, the surgery for removal is often painful.
Khavkin Clinic is the Place for Spinal Pain Care
Our very own Dr. Khavkin is a skilled neurosurgeon who will work with you to give you a solution for your spinal pain. He has a specialty in spine care and surgery. Request an appointment with us today!