Spine and Spinal Cord Injury
The spine and spinal cord are two of the most important parts of the body. The spine gives the body structure and support, while the spinal cord is a column of nerves that connects the brain to the rest of the body. Spine and spinal cord injuries can be devastating and permanent. Patients with spine or spinal cord injury initially need to be immobilized, then stabilized to promote healing. Subsequent treatments can include surgery and rehabilitation.
There are many types of spinal disorders, including arthritis, spinal stenosis, facet disease and disc disorders. They can be treated with a variety of surgical and non-surgical options.
A spinal tumor is a cancerous or noncancerous growth that develops within or near the spinal cord or within the bones of the spine. A spinal tumor or growth of any kind can affect nerves in the area of the tumor, leading to pain, neurological problems and sometimes paralysis. Treatment for a spinal tumor may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or other medications.