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Surgical Intervention For Spinal Tumors

There are two primary types of spinal tumors. One type develops from within the spine and the other comes from other parts of the body and metastasizes to the spine. These are called primary tumors or metastatic tumors.

Symptoms of Spine Tumors

Symptoms of spinal tumors develop over long periods of time, sometimes weeks and sometimes years. Metastatic spinal tumors usually progress more quickly than primary tumors.

Both types of tumors can have the following symptoms:

  • Arm, Leg, and/or hip weakness
  • Spinal deformity
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of bowel/bladder control
  • Back or neck pain that increases while sleeping

If the tumor is metastatic, some additional possible symptoms are:

  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
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Diagnosis of Spine Tumors

During a consultation at Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics in New Jersey, spine surgeon Dr. Rovner will:

  • Review your medical history and any test results you bring with you.
  • Determine the cause of your symptoms through a physical exam.
  • Order any necessary tests, e.g. x-rays or MRI scans.
  • Educate you on your diagnosis.
  • Provide and discuss treatment options with you, including risks and benefits.
  • Together, you will decide on the treatment option that works best for you.

Treatment Of Spinal Tumors

Dr. Rovner recommends surgical treatment for spine tumors only as a last resort. If your diagnosis is a cervical disc herniation, the treatment options he’ll discuss with you are:

  • Physical therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Spinal surgery to remove the tumor
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Your New Jersey Spine Surgeon for Spine Tumors

As an award-winning New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner delivers comprehensive treatment for spinal , whether spine surgery or non-surgical treatment is the best approach. Board certified to practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Joshua Rovner is among few spine surgeons in NJ with depth of experience and expertise for advanced and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. Schedule a consultation today and contact us.

If you are suffering from back or neck pain, it is crucial for you to receive a professional diagnosis as soon as possible. Dr. Rovner is one of the best spine surgeons in NJ who has the experience and expertise necessary to help patients actualize successful outcomes with orthopedic spine surgery.

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