Personalized treatments for people with back pain and spine disorders
Published: Nov. 15, 2010
Updated: Nov. 17, 2010
Spinal radiosurgery is a non-invasive treatment option for some patients who have spinal tumors. This outpatient procedure uses x-ray beams directed at the tumor to reduce its size. This may eliminate pain and other neurological symptoms the patient may be experiencing due to the tumor.
Primary spinal tumors and spinal metastases are both treated by spinal radiosurgery. Your physician will be able to discuss with you the options that are best for your particular diagnosis.
Since this an outpatient procedure, there will not be a need for admission into the hospital. Spinal radiosurgery should be completed in about one hour; usually only one treatment is necessary.
Since this procedure is non-invasive, there will not be a need for post-operative care. You may be able to resume your normal activities following the treatment, but this should be discussed with your physician.