Spinal Tumours

Available Locations - Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Raipur and Vizag

A spinal tumour is an abnormal mass of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and/or spinal column. Primary tumours originate in the spine or spinal cord, and metastatic or secondary tumours result from cancer spreading from another site to the spine. Spinal tumours may be referred to by the region of the spine in which they occur. These basic areas are cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacrum. Additionally, they also are classified by their location in the spine into three major groups: intramedullary, extradural and intradural-extramedullary –
Intramedullary: These tumours grow in the spinal cord itself, or in the nerves extending from the spinal cord, usually in the upper spine or neck (called the cervical spine).
Extradural: These are the most common type of spinal tumours, forming outside the spinal cord and the dura in the bones and cartilage of the vertebrae.
Intradural-extramedullary: These are tumours that occur outside the spinal cord but within its protective covering.

Causes and Symptoms

We don’t yet know what exactly causes spine tumours. We have seen that people with certain immune disorders or genetic conditions, such as neurofibromatosis 2, are more likely to develop spine tumours than other people.

As a spine tumour grows, it can replace your bones or compress your nerves, resulting in compression fractures or reduced blood supply to the spinal cord. Often, the first symptom of a spine tumour is the pain you feel from these changes. The time of day when your pain happens can provide important information about the tumour.

Pain that happens mainly when you move usually means that the tumour is causing weakness or instability in the bones of your spine. Pain experienced primarily at night or in the early morning that gets better as you move is often an early sign that the tumour has metastasized (spread). This happens because your adrenal gland becomes less active when you’re asleep.

Spine tumours that are close to major nerves can disrupt their ability to transmit messages between the body and the brain. This can cause neurologic symptoms, including:

  1. Weakness, tingling, or numbness in both legs or arms
  2. Difficulty walking or balancing
  3. Sensory problems
  4. Loss of bowel and bladder control
Diagnosis and Treatment

Evaluation includes a complete medical history, a physical and neurological examination, and a radiographic study of the spine. The most frequently used and most accurate radiographic study is a spinal MRI (magnetic resonance) imaging scan. These scans adequately image the spinal cord and its associated nerves.

The goal of treatment is to reduce or prevent nerve damage from pressure on (compression of) the spinal cord.

Treatment should be given quickly. The more quickly symptoms develop, the sooner treatment is needed to prevent permanent injury. Any new or unexplained back pain in a patient with cancer should be thoroughly investigated.

Corticosteroids (dexamethasone) may be given to reduce inflammation and swelling around the spinal cord. Surgery may be needed to relieve compression on the spinal cord. Some tumours can be completely removed. In other cases, part of the tumour may be removed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. Radiation therapy may be used with, or instead of, surgery. Chemotherapy has not been proven effective against most spinal tumours, but it may be recommended in some cases. Physical therapy may be needed to improve muscle strength and the ability to function independently.

Why Choose CARE?

The Institute of Neurosciences

The Institute of Neurosciences at CARE Hospitals is a comprehensive treatment centre for children and adults with neurological disorders. Our expert doctors and staff utilise advanced technology and their vast clinical knowledge to help treat a spectrum of brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve disorders.

Ultra Modern Technology

With access to the latest technology, The Institute of Neurosciences at CARE Hospitals is a hub for medical innovation. The department has a state-of-the-art laboratory, Ultrasound scans with Color Doppler, Operating microscope, Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyogram (EMG), Nerve conduction velocity test (NCV), Evoked Potentials (EP), etc.

Expert Team of Doctors

CARE Hospitals has a highly experienced team of doctors and healthcare professionals that works tirelessly to ensure the best possible clinical outcomes. At CARE Hospitals, we pride ourselves on creating an environment of excellence in diagnosis, treatment and academics and are dedicated to providing best in class treatment at affordable rates.

Our Locations

Banjara Hills

The CARE Group’s flagship CARE Hospitals, located in Banjara Hills – a prime location in Hyderabad, was set up in the year 2000. Today, the multispecialty hospital has 435 beds, including 120 critical care beds, with an annual inflow of 1,80,000 outpatients and 16,000 in-patients.

Address 
Road No 1
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad – 500034

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-40-30418888
Emergency
105711

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Banjara Hills(Outpatient)

The Group’s flagship CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad — a super specialty hospital — began patient care delivery at the CARE Outpatient Centre in October 2012. Located in the heart of the city, a km away from the in-patient hospital, it is India’s largest integrated outpatient centre with 65 beds.

Address 
Road No 10
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad – 500034

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-40-39310444
Emergency
105711

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Nampally

CARE Hospitals, Nampally, Hyderabad, is the first hospital established by the CARE Hospitals Group in 1997. The hospital began as a 100-bed Heart Institute, focusing on cardiac care with a core team of 20 cardiologists, one operating theatre and one catheterization laboratory. The hospital was expanded and upgraded in the year 1998 and again in 2000 and is now a 266 bed facility.

Address 
Exhibition Grounds Road
Nampally
Hyderabad – 500001

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-40-30417777
Emergency
+91-40-30417777

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Musheerabad

Guru Nanak CARE Hospitals, Musheerabad, Hyderabad, is a 101-bed multispecialty hospital, equipped with the best of both medical staff and infrastructure. With round-the-clock facilities and the best medical expertise, the hospital offers patients specialized care in over 45 specialties.

Address 
1-4-908/7/1
Musheerabad
Hyderabad – 500020

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+040-30219000/9111/9123
Emergency
+040-30219000/9111/9123

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Market Street

CARE Hospitals, Secunderabad, was established on 1st June 1998. It has earned the reputation of being the best family hospital in the neighborhood and has treated hundreds of patients successfully over the years.

Address 
Near Clock Tower
Market Street
Secunderabad – 500003

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-40-30114500
Emergency
+91-40-30114500

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Hi-tech City

The new 275-beds CARE Hospitals near Hi-tech City, is strategically located in Hyderabad’s silicon hub and is one of the most modern facilities in the region. It offers personalized care to the software population in a 3,10,000 sq ft area with 13 floors.

Address 
Old Mumbai Highway
Near Cyberabad Police Commissionerate
Hyderabad-500032

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-40-33623500–3999
Emergency
1800 108 3999

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Ramnagar

CARE Hospitals, Ramnagar, Visakhapatnam, is an integral part of the CARE Hospitals Group and has been delivering quality healthcare since 1999. It continues to uphold the CARE Group’s mission of providing guidance, care and relief to all patients. Care with compassion and emphasis on putting the patient’s interests above one’s own are the hallmarks of the Group.

Address 
A S Raja Complex
Waltair Main Road, Ramnagar
Visakhapatnam – 530002

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-891-3041444
Emergency
+91 891 2522622

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Maharanipeta

CARE Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, made a name as a premier Heart Institute after its inception in 1999. On 11th December 2009, the hospital became part of the CARE Hospitals Group, and was re-launched by Mr. N. Sambasiva Rao, Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam.

Address 
17-1-1, KGH Road
Maharanipeta
Visakhapatnam – 530002

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-0891-3067000
Emergency
+91 891 3067044/22

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Railway New Colony

The new CARE Hospitals at Railway New Colony introduces a bouquet of services for residents of the smart city. This is the third CARE Hospitals Group facility in the city. Like the other two hospitals in Vizag, the facility is well designed with comfortable seating arrangements in the OPD.

Address 
43-9-201, SLV Arcade
Opp Sreekanya Theatre
Railway New Colony
Visakhapatnam – 530016

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-0891-2554811, 2754811, 2784811
Emergency
+91-0891-2554811

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Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals

Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals is the leading corporate multispecialty hospital in Raipur, with 215 beds. The preferred hospital for the people of Chhattisgarh and the adjoining states, Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals strives to integrate new ideas and research with humane care and compassion. With the installation of a cath lab and commencement of cardiothoracic surgery, Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals is set to develop into a centre of cardiovascular care and an institution of excellence in the state of Chhattisgarh.

Address 
Aurobindo Enclave,
Pachpedhi Naka,
Dhamtari Road
Raipur – 492001

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-771-3003300/ 1 / 2
Emergency
+91 771 3003364 /457/364

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Aditya CARE Hospitals

CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, was inaugurated on 24th September 2007; full-fledged services started from October 2007 onwards. The 98-bed largest, private, multi-superspecialty corporate hospital in the city, it has experienced doctors, well-trained paramedical professionals and state-of-the-art equipment. CARE Hospitals has incorporated the latest techniques in patient care to stay abreast of the changing scenario in medical science while providing quality health care at an affordable price.

Address 
Plot No 329/1929 (P),
Chandrasekharpur
Bhubaneswar – 751016

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-674-3053200
Emergency
+91 9937299112

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Bhubaneswar – (Prachi Enclave)

The CARE Hospitals Group’s first greenfield hospital, and its second facility in the city, is now operational at Prachi Enclave, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. A state-of-the-art multi superspecialty hospital it offers services in the core specialties of Cardiac Sciences, Neuro Sciences, Renal Sciences, Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology and Orthopedics, as well as high-end Critical Care and Emergency medicine and all major specialties.

Address 
Plot No. 324, Unit No. 42,
Prachi Enclave , Chandrasekharpur,
Bhubaneswar – 751016

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
0674-3021999
Emergency
+91-7077711777

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Nagpur

CARE Hospitals, Nagpur, has been acclaimed as a hospital par excellence for its contribution to healthcare in Nagpur city and the surrounding regions. This 105-bed hospital, commissioned on 19 November 2006, has earned a reputation for being the best provider of quality healthcare of international standards at affordable rates.

Address 
3 Farmland, Panchsheel Square
Ramdaspeth, Wardha Road
Nagpur – 440012

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-712-3982222
Emergency
+91 9423623456

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Galaxy CARE Hospitals

Galaxy CARE was recently upgraded to a multispecialty 125-bed facility. New services such as a Cath Lab have been added. The Laboratory, General Ward and Endocrinology Departments have come up on an entirely new fourth floor. With its modern infrastructure and vibrant colours that are more than matched by the energy and enthusiasm of the team.

Address 
25-A Karve Road
Pune – 411004

Email 
info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-20-30244100
Emergency
+91 20 30244100/2/3

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