You may need to consider surgical intervention for your back problem that is caused by a tumour or infection.
Removal of Spinal Tumours
Spinal tumours are growths found on the bones and ligaments at the spine, the spinal cord or on the nerve roots. The tumours can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). During the surgery, the surgeon will remove the tumour or any bone that has damaged.
If some parts of the spine is affected by the disease and needs to be removed, the surgeon can use metal implants, bone grafts or bone cement to make your spine stable.
There are certain types of tumours which you can ignore. However, it is important to speak to a doctor to ascertain that the risks involved is minimum. Get advice from a surgeon who is an expert in treating spinal tumours.
Debridement of the Spine
This surgery is usually recommended for patient who has infection or injury to the spine. Debridement of the spine involves removing parts of the bone or other soft tissues that are infected.
The surgeon will remove the infected and damaged dead bone. The area is then cleaned with sterile solution that contains antibiotics. If the spine is severely affected and requires to remove a lot of the bones or entire vertebrae, he or she may use the spinal fusion (arthrodesis) method to stabilise the spine.