Tumors

Tumors of the spine and spinal cord are relatively uncommon.

The most common initial symptom that patients with a spinal tumor have is pain. Because neck pain, and pain caused by a cervical (neck) disorder is very common, it is also not a specific symptom of any one disease or medical condition. Spinal cord tumors can be either primary (originating in the spinal cord) or secondary (metastases of cancer that originated elsewhere in the body). Luckily, most neck pain is not due to a tumor. Doctors use the term “benign” to indicate that a particular tumor is unlikely to spread to others parts of the body. Benign tumors can still be a significant problem however, depending upon their location, size, adjacent structures, blood supply, and other factors. Fortunately, most benign tumors can be treated successfully.

Treatments

Conservative Treatments

At the Center for Spine Care, we offer a variety of non-surgical, conservative care approaches to treating back or neck pain. Most of our patients improve with these treatments and never need surgery.

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Laminectomy

What is It? 
Lumbar laminectomy is an operation performed on the lower spine to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots. The term is derived from lumbar (lower spine), lamina (part of the spinal canal’s bony roof), & -ectomy (removal).

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Cervical Interbody Fusion

CSC offers some of the most innovative and modern approaches to cervical spine fusion.

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Technologies

4Web

CSC is using the modern 4Web implant for Lumbar and Cervical Interbody Fusion surgery. The modern implant has a truss design to help accelerate bone growth.

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CoFlex: Non Fusion technology for stenosis and other back pain conditions

CSC’s John Peloza was the first in the country since FDA approval to use Coflex, the first and only motion-preserving treatment approved for degenerative spinal stenosis

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nanOss Bioactive 3D

CSC uses advanced biologics for a safe and scientific approach to treating the spine . The nanOss Bioactive 3D is a modern, innovative technology used to stimulate bone growth.

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O-Arm

CSC utilizes the O-Arm Stealth Navigation System in our minimally invasive surgeries to see the 3-D structure of the spine in the operating room on a computer screen with amazing accuracy. This remarkable system is yet another of many methods that CSC uses for our patient’s safety.

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Atlantis Vision Elite

CSC physicians use the Atlantis Vision Elite system which is an innovative system providing surgeons a better view of the spine.

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STALIF-C

CSC uses the innovative STALIF-C for patients with neck pain. The design conforms to the patient’s anatomy, making recovery quicker and easier.

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Stem Cell
Therapy

Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.