407.566.4411
400 Celebration Place Suite A280, Celebration , FL, 34747

Abnormal growth of uncontrolled tissues or cells in or around your spinal chord can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous), while infections can include osteomyelitis, discitis and epidural abscesses.

The most commonly occurring malignant spinal tumors are chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, lymphoma, osteosarcoma and multiple myeloma. Some may occur with genetic defects, while secondary spinal tumors occur when cancer cells arise from the breasts, kidneys or lungs and spread to the spine. Common symptoms of spinal tumors and infections may include:

  • Persistent and chronic back pain
  • Numbness
  • Burning and tingling sensations
  • Loss of sensation in the legs, arms, ankle or knee
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Bladder or bowel control problems

Spinal infections can cause fever and chills, severe back pain, weight loss, painful urination and intolerance to light. Treatments for spinal tumors can include surgery, minimally invasive procedures and nonsurgical procedures. Typical treatments for spinal tumors include:

  • Spine surgery to remove the tumor, confined to one portion of the spine
  • Sound waves to break tumors apart, then removing the remaining tissues
  • Radiation therapy or CyberKnife® procedure to destroy remaining cancerous cells after surgery
  • Chemotherapy to shrink the cancer cells, stop them from dividing and preventing them from spreading to surrounding tissues

Treatment options for spinal infections range from long-term intravenous antibiotic or antifungal therapy to surgery to remove the infected tissue. We also perform advanced procedures such as minimally invasive spinal fusion, cervical spinal fusion surgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion to fuse two dysfunctional vertebrae.

Find treatment for spinal tumors and infection in Celebration, FL. Call us at 407.566.4411 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

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