Symptoms of Spinal Tumors

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Symptoms of Spinal Tumors
Man holding his low back with painThe primary symptom of a spinal tumor, and the one that brings most patients to seek medical advice, is non-mechanical back pain. Non-mechanical back pain is different from the more common mechanical back pain. Mechanical back pain due to muscle strains or disc injury usually worsens with activities such as sitting, bending, and walking and gets better with rest or lying down, whereas non-mechanical back pain is constant and is not improved by rest or lying down. Other symptoms include

  • Sciatica
  • Numbness
  • Partial paralysis
  • Spinal deformity
  • Difficulty with bladder control
  • Fever

Symptoms of spinal tumors generally develop slowly and worsen over time unless they are treated.

Updated on: 02/23/17
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Spinal Tumors: Benign and Malignant Types
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Spinal Tumors: Benign and Malignant Types

There are several types of benign and malignant spinal tumors. These abnormal growths generally develop slowly and may worsen over time unless treated.
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