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Spinal Tumors

Symptoms and Signs of Spinal Tumors

Depending on the type of tumor and the size/location of the tumor, the symptoms and signs of spinal tumors will vary. Patients should seek medical attention if they experience these irregular symptoms:

  • Problems controlling bowels/bladder
  • Weakness in the muscles, often causing falls or trouble walking
  • Spasms in muscles of the body
  • An unusual leg feeling or sensation
  • Cold feeling in hands, fingers or legs

One of the most common symptoms and signs of spinal tumors, back pain, can accompany the symptoms above. In fact, if patients experience these types of back pain—especially after being diagnosed/treated for tumors in the body—doctors at Florida Hospital recommend he or she seek immediate medical attention:

  • Feeling worse when straining in any way
  • Lying down causes increased pain
  • Spinal pain
  • Extreme pain that does not stop with medications
  • Pain that gets worse as time passes
  • Back pain that spreads to the arms, legs, feet or hips

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to get a medical diagnosis and begin treatment. Early detection is the key to successful treatment.. 

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