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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Lenk
28 years experience Neurology
No tumor: The best test to look for a spinal tumor is an MRI (usually with contrast). A spinal tap can look for cancer cells in the fluid, but only if that spe ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
36 years experience Neurology
Should be fine: Of course with a laminectomy they're removing a portion of the vertebrae. However there still stability and since no fusion was required you should be ... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It will take some ti: Laminectomy does weaken the spine for some time. You will have to let the area heal over a period of 3-4 weeks. Then gradually increase your activity ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
CDOC. RDOR: CDOC= common disease occur commonly. RDOR= rare diseases occur rarely. A tumor in the spine would be detected by a CT scan or MRI, and MAYBE by a pla ... Read More
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Prob not a tumor.: A spinal tumor would normally cause numbness, weakness, & paralysis (not pain), so I doubt what u have is a spinal tumor. X-rays do not, in gener ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Fero
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Often yes: The most common tumors in the spine are cancers that have metastasized from other primary sites. They can appear as either dense (blastic) or clear (l ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes, quite uncommon: But, what prompts your concerns? A variety of tumors may present over the thoracic vertebrae, some causing nocturnal pain responsive to aspirin, othe ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
15 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
24 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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
43 years experience Radiology
Possibly MRI: See a doctor for a history and physical and ask if your symptoms merit MRI or other tests. Spinal cord tumors are not common.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farid Qazi
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Back pain is common: Back pain is a common problem and mostly related to a slip disc or injury you need MRI of back to determine why you have it and you must see a good do ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Less likely: With the limited information you have given of chronic pain getting more severe over the past two years and nothing else going on in terms of movement ... Read More

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