Conditions of the Spine

Spine and Spinal Cord Injury

The spine and spinal cord are two of the most impor­tant parts of the body. The spine gives the body struc­ture and sup­port, while the spinal cord is a col­umn of nerves that con­nects the brain to the rest of the body. Spine and spinal cord injuries can be dev­as­tat­ing and per­ma­nent. Patients with spine or spinal cord injury ini­tial­ly need to be immo­bi­lized, then sta­bi­lized to pro­mote heal­ing. Sub­se­quent treat­ments can include surgery and reha­bil­i­ta­tion.

Spinal Disorders

There are many types of spinal dis­or­ders, includ­ing arthri­tis, spinal steno­sis, facet dis­ease and disc dis­or­ders. They can be treat­ed with a vari­ety of sur­gi­cal and non-sur­gi­cal options.


Spinal Tumors

A spinal tumor is a can­cer­ous or non­cancer­ous growth that devel­ops with­in or near the spinal cord or with­in the bones of the spine. A spinal tumor or growth of any kind can affect nerves in the area of the tumor, lead­ing to pain, neu­ro­log­i­cal prob­lems and some­times paral­y­sis. Treat­ment for a spinal tumor may include surgery, radi­a­tion ther­a­py, chemother­a­py or oth­er med­ica­tions. 

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