While a cancer diagnosis can already be incredibly physically and emotionally challenging, many patients also experience severe pain that can disrupt their quality of life during this difficult time. Fortunately, there are several conservative and minimally invasive treatments available for cancer pain that can significantly improve your symptoms. An experienced spine and orthopedic specialist can help you control your pain as you focus on your health and recovery.
The skilled spine doctors at NJ Spine & Orthopedic are dedicated to taking a personalized approach to your care as we determine the best treatment plan for your cancer pain. We understand how debilitating cancer pain can be and pride ourselves in employing state-of-the-art methods to tackle your unique symptoms. We understand that cancer affects every patient differently and will tailor our approach to your unique needs. Our spine specialists are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and support as they help you achieve a pain-free lifestyle.
Often, cancer pain is caused by the cancer itself. As it spreads, it can cause pain by growing into or destroying the surrounding tissues. Growing tumors can often place painful pressure on your nerves, bones, or organs. Cancer can also release chemicals into the area surrounding the tumor, causing severe pain.
Additionally, cancer pain can result from treatment methods such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Surgery to remove tumors can be painful and may have an extended recovery period. Radiation can cause intense burning and scarring, while chemotherapy often results in painful mouth sores and nerve damage. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available to manage your cancer pain. A skilled orthopedic specialist can work with you to understand your symptoms and develop the best possible treatment plan for your unique needs.
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At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, our doctors and surgeons specialize in innovative treatment methods to control your cancer pain and help you regain comfort and enjoyment in life. A few treatment options your doctor may recommend include the following:
This minimally invasive procedure delivers high-frequency energy into the cancer cells, causing them to heat up and burn away. Eliminating these cells can treat the cause of your pain and slow the spread of cancer in a matter of minutes.
Over time, cancer can eat away at your bones, causing pain. Using state-of-the-art techniques, your surgeon can protect your bones with cement to prevent deterioration and reduce pain.
Cancer and chemotherapy can lead to bone loss and fractures. At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, we employ various conservative and surgical techniques to treat and prevent cancer-related bone fractures.
Our spine specialists have extensive experience treating thoracic spinal conditions and removing the tumors placing pressure on the spine. We prioritize minimally invasive surgical procedures that require smaller incisions and faster recovery times than open thoracic surgery.
Epidural steroid injections can help relieve pain caused by pressure on the spine and decrease inflammation and swelling. Depending on the location of your pain, your doctor can administer an injection in your cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine.
If your cancer pain does not respond to more conservative treatments, your doctor may suggest surgery to help relieve your discomfort. At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, our doctors specialize in minimally invasive procedures that can help relieve your symptoms faster and more precisely than open surgery. A few benefits of the minimally invasive procedures we offer include the following:
Following your surgery, following your surgeon’s instructions as you recover is critical. Depending on the nature of your condition and surgery, they may advise you to take over-the-counter pain medication, attend physical therapy or wear a bandage or brace until your doctor instructs otherwise. Our spinal specialists take an individualized approach to every treatment plan to ensure our patients get the relief they need to return to their everyday lives.
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Our board-certified spine specialists at NJ Spine & Orthopedic have extensive experience treating cancer pain. We are dedicated to employing innovative techniques to achieve successful outcomes for our patients. Our surgeons take a patient-centric approach to every treatment plan and will support you before, during, and after your procedure. We use cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat the cause of your pain and help you manage your cancer pain effectively.
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