Spinal Tumor Symptoms

Symptoms of a spinal tumor may include any of the following:

  • Persistent neck or back pain in a patient who already has cancer
  • Difficulty with balance or walking that increases over time
  • Impaired movement or strength of the arms or legs
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

Early detection and treatment of a spinal tumor can help avoid spinal cord compression and irreversible neurologic effects. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, notify your doctor right away.

How are spinal tumors diagnosed?