Neurosurgical Associates of Central Jersey
Spinal Tumor

Spinal tumors are abnormal growths of tissue in the spine. Tumors can cause pain due to the expansion or weakening of the bones of the spine.

Symptoms of Spinal Tumors
  • Back pain, radiating to other parts of the body
  • Numbness or muscle weakness, especially in the legs
  • Difficulty walking
  • Limited sensitivity to pain, heat and cold
  • Loss of bowel or bladder function
  • Paralysis depending on which nerves are compressed
  • Spinal deformity resulting from a large, but noncancerous tumor

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