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.