Do I Have a Spinal Tumor?

Doctor neurosurgeon holds a scalpel in the background of the patients back Back pain can lead to significant changes in your daily routine, making it crucial to get help from a qualified professional. In most cases, injuries cause back pain, leading to many treatment methods depending on the injury’s location and nature. In other cases, back pain isn’t caused by external factors like an injury but can be related to a deeper issue. Spinal tumors affect roughly 10,000 people in the United States each year and can cause significant pain in your spine. Here are a few things to look for if your back has been giving you issues and how Dr. Albert can treat spinal tumors.

Signs of Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors can significantly affect how you go about your life. They can make it painful to move and cause other symptoms. For instance, a tumor in your spine can change your gait, causing your balance to suffer and possibly leading to falls. Also, spinal tumors can affect other areas of your body, such as your arms, legs, and neck. 

Can You Feel a Spinal Tumor in Your Skin?

Sometimes spinal tumors can be tricky because they are rarely noticed through the skin but rather in the deeper tissues of your spine, making them difficult to discover on your own. Dr. Albert uses a spinal X-ray to determine the cause of your back pain and locate possible tumors.

How are Spinal Tumors Treated?

It can be unsettling to learn that you have a tumor, especially in your spine. Treatment techniques can vary on factors such as the mass’s size and location. Some treatment methods for spinal tumors can include

  • Additional monitoring
  • Spinal surgery
  • Chemotherapy¬†
  • Radiation therapy.

Which treatment is Best For Me?

One of the most crucial parts of addressing the condition is locating the tumor. Dr. Ablert is an award-winning surgeon with many years of experience diagnosing and treating spinal disorders. Determining the cause of your back pain is the first step in designing a treatment plan that works best for your needs. The first step is to sit down with Dr. Albert and share the nature of your symptoms through a consultation. For more information, please call our NYC office. Please schedule a consultation by calling us today at 917-277-4009.

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