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.