Conditions and Treatments

Spinal Tumors

What Is a Spinal Tumor?

A spinal tumor is a growth developing within or near the spinal cord. It can be either cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (nonmalignant). A spinal tumor often impacts nerves along the spine which, if left untreated, can lead to pain, neurological problems and sometimes paralysis. No matter whether they are malignant or nonmalignant, spinal tumors can be life-threatening and cause permanent disability. Malignant tumors spread more quickly than nonmalignant ones. Regardless, it is important to seek treatment from a board-certified spine surgeon who is experienced in removing spine tumors, such as Dr. Kern Singh, as soon as possible. There are various types of spinal tumors, depending on their location in the spine.

What Are the Symptoms?

What Are the Causes?

What is the Treatment for Spinal Trauma/Fracture?

Non-surgical Treatment