Occasional or intermittent back pain is typically due to normal stress or strains that are common to aging-related changes. Sometimes they can be due to degenerative diseases. In rare instances, these types of pains can be caused by spinal tumor growth. These spine lesions can be cancerous or benign spinal tumors that develop near or in the spinal cord or skeletal structure of the spine.
What Are the Symptoms of a Spinal Tumor?
The symptoms for spinal tumors vary depending on the size and location of the tumor on the spine. The most common symptom is pain. This pain can reside anywhere from your back and neck to arms or legs. Weakening or numbness in your arms and legs can also occur. These symptoms can lead to further issues such as:
problems walking or standing,
deformities of the spine.
If you are in the New York area and are concerned about a new back pain you are experiencing, let us help ease your mind by coming in for a consultation with one of our award-winning doctors today.
What Causes a Spine Tumor?
Spinal tumors can many times be benign, but some are malignant. These tumors are generally metastatic tumors. This means that cancerous cells have spread from their primary location and are now growing somewhere else. This happens via the arteries, veins or lymphatic system. An example of a metastasized tumors is when cancerous lung cells are found growing in the spine.
Malignant tumors in the spine can be life-threatening if not found early enough and treated. Due to the function and location of the spine within the body, it is very easy for spinal tumors to significantly affect the quality of life of an individual. If you are experiencing symptoms related to a spinal tumor or have a spinal tumor diagnosis, our multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons can help you today.
Innovative Spinal Tumor Treatments in Long Island NY
NSPC’s Long Island spine specialists are not only among the most respected and experienced in the US, they are also supported by outstanding technology and facilities across a wide area of New York state, and backed up by a strong and comprehensive team doctors and other medical professionals. If you need spine cancer treatment, we have you covered. Get in touch for a consultation, and we’ll make sure you see the right spine expert.