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symptoms of spinal tumor lower back

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Pain: How much do you weigh? Have you had a CT or MRI? Could be related to bulging disc or other issues. Consult with us to help solve this issue.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Very low odds. Other: reasons vastly more common. Your primary medical decision maker is yourself. Be aware that fear & focus on symptoms (without vastly more detailed ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pain: Please get proper diagnosis from your doc as suggested by others here at HT. Also, look into a mind-body approach to pain by John Sarno, MD. Peace a ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Spinal tumors are uncommon ( do exist ) , with them more often looses sensation and muscle power not the pain you have , mostly is your disc, re eval ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. R: It is time to see your physiatrist again. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Special X rays: Routine spine x-ray will not show need MRI or some time ct scan of spine is needed.
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Only at later stage: X=ray is not a good screening tool for spinal tumor, as visualization of a radiolucent defect on x-rays requires a 50% destruction of the vertebral bo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
True: The ct abdomen/pelvis stone protocol studies image different structures, than would be imaged in a dedicated ct lumbar spine study. If there is concer ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: The area was probably inflamed. Maybe have manual manipulation by a trained osteopathic would be helpful. They can do an initial musculoskeletal exami ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farid Qazi
37 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
32 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
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 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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