Symptoms of Spine Tumors
Symptoms of a spine tumor can vary greatly, depending upon the size and location of the tumor, as well as the way the tumor grows.
Spine tumor symptoms
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Weak muscles that you can't seem to control, so that you fall or have trouble walking
- Muscle spasms
- An unusual feeling or loss of sensation in your arms or legs
- Loss of sensitivity to pain, heat or cold
- Back pain, sometimes radiating to your arms, feet, legs or hips
Back pain has many causes and is typically not due to a spinal tumor. Talk to your physician if your back pain is persistent, progressive, gets worse at night or if you have a medical history of cancer.