Spinal tumors impacting the spinal column result in damage to muscular tissue, vertebrae, nerve compression, and each of these incidents of damage cause back pain.

There are different types of spinal or intradural tumors.

  • Intramedullary tumors begin within the spinal cord
  • Extramedullary tumors start in the membrane around the spinal cord or the nerve roots
  • Extradural tumors are outside the spinal canal. They usually result from cancer metastasis.

Spinal tumors require medical attention to treat the pain but also to curb potential future repercussions. Spinal tumors can lead to disability or even death. Treatments can include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or other treatment plans designed for individual circumstances.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Loss of sensation and temperature sensitivity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Limited mobility

​​What's Next? Treatment Options...

To find out more about treatment options and specialized care, please call Columbia Orthopaedic Group at (573) 876-8141 and schedule an appointment or request one below:

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Columbia Orthopaedic Group
1 South Keene Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201

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