Spinal Tumors Symptoms and Treatment

Spinal Tumors are abnormal growths of tissue inside the spinal column. If they originate in the column they are called primary tumors and either benign or malignant. If they originate in another part of the body they are malignant and called secondary or metastatic tumors.

Symptoms: Numbness, fever, bladder control problems, sciatica, spinal deformities and partial paralysis.

Treatment: Pain management with analgesics and steroids, bracing, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.

For more information on Hoag’s treatments options visit the Spine Treatment Options page​.