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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unknown: We do not know why some folks get spinal tumors, although some could be secondary to tumor spread from elsewhere, such as lung cancers, maybe associat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Spinal tumor: Spinal tumors cause lumbal instability.Because of shifting pressures the symptoms can vary from time to time.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If a tumor is large enough at l4, it can press on a group of nerves collectively referred to as the cauda equina and this can potentially cause numbne ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes it can : depending on what the spinal nerve nodule is. A skin disease can cause the nerve nodules just as nerve nodules can cause skin changes
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it can.: More likely the spinal tumor affected d sensory and not the motor (muscular) function of the spinal nerve.Follow up with your orthopedic or neurosurge ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Multiple options: Depending on size, location, pathology, and symptoms, a variety of options are available - surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, observation or combinatio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Many: Symptoms depend on where in the spinal cord they are located as well as the type of tumor. They can cause pain, weakness, numbness, balance problems ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Tumor in the bone can present with just pain. However if it causes compression of the spinal cord or nerves it can present with paralysis, weakness, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Spinal tumor: Impossible to answer the question. Why do you believe you might have a tumor? If you are having back related symptoms, best to see your doctor for ev ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Depends on SC tumor.: This depends on the type of cns/spinal cord tumor you/someone might have. Astrocytomas get surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy while oligodendroglio ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
See your primary doc: It would be difficult to verify a " spinal tumor", purely on symptoms. If you have neurological symptoms of loss of strength or sensation, it is impor ... Read More
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