‘Tis the season for family, food, shopping, and inclement weather. So far, the winter here in Nebraska has been mild at best, but icy conditions are sure to come soon as they always do. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it also can be the most dangerous.
A spinal tumor is a cancerous or noncancerous growth that develops within your spinal canal (spinal cord tumors) or within the bones of your spine (vertebral tumors).
There are two main types of spinal cord tumors intramedullary tumors and extramedullary tumors.
Prior to spine surgery at Nebraska Spine Hospital patients have an opportunity to meet with a nurse navigator. The video below explains what you can expect during the appointment and how our nurse navigators are here to answer your questions to make you feel more comfortable with the process.