Spinal Cord Pain

Spinal Cord Pain

Spinal Cord Pain

Useful Tips on Spinal Tumor Surgery

Following the emergence of a spinal tumor, surgical procedures can improve the patient’s life quality. There are numerous reasons for recommending surgery as a good treatment for the spinal cord tumors, which include the fllowing.

  • Complete tumor removal
  • Controlling tumor growth through surgery, which is sometimes accompanied by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

Surgery is generally aimed at reducing the severity of the symptoms by

  • Mitigating pain
  • Restoring strength to the spinal cord for improved mobility
  • Maintaining the nervous system performance
  • Improving the condition

Suitable Candidates for Surgery

The following factors determine whether a surgery is a suitable treatment for you.

  • Stable physical condition
  • At least 3 months of life expectancy
  • Severity of the disease

Surgical Procedures

The type of the surgical procedure recommended by the surgeon depends on the tumor type and location and the symptoms displayed by the patient.

  • Vertebroplasty (Closed Method)

In this method, the surgeon injects a certain substance into the fractured vertebra through a needle.

  • Open Method

If you are suffering weakness, numbness, paralysis of the hands and feet, or bladder or intestine malfunction, you may need to undergo an open surgery. In this method, an incision is made to allow the surgeon perform the surgery in the front or back.

Convalescence

The duration of your hospitalization depends on the scope and type of the surgery, but it normally varies between 5 and 10 days. However, the patient’s response to the surgery and the degree of their recovery are patient-specific.

Postoperative Rehabilitation

Following a surgery, you may need assistance to perform your daily activities. This phase is called rehabilitation, which may take place in a rehabilitation center or in a hospital depending on the prescription. Rehabilitation can also be performed in the out-patient wards, at home, or in a physiotherapy center.

amir bigdeli
amir bigdeli
it manager in paytakht medical imaging center

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