By Healthtrip Team Blog Published on - 21 November - 2022

Different types of spinal tumors and its symptoms

Spinal cord is a part of the nervous system that also consists of the nerves, brain, neurons etc. Any injury or problem in any part of the nervous system affects the entire functioning of the body. Spinal cord tumor is basically a growth of cells that develops within the spinal canal or vertebrate. The spinal cord is also widely known as an intradural tumor which is a spinal tumor that begins within the spinal cord. This also affects the functioning of the spinal cord and it can spread to the other vertebrae and cause neurological problems.

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Symptoms of spinal tumors:

Initially, there are no warning signs or symptoms of spinal tumors especially in the early stages. But as the disease advances the symptoms start to appear which may vary from person to person and the type of tumor they have. There are tumors that affect nerve roots, spinal cord, bones and blood vessels therefore the symptoms may also vary depending upon the location, size and spread of the tumor. Some of the most common symptoms of spinal tumors include:

  • Excruciating bone pain
  • Loss of sensation
  • Weakness in muscles, bones, back
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in body movement
  • Loss of bladder function
  • Problem in bowels
  • Back pain that spreads to other parts of the body
  • Paralysis
  • Stiffness in neck and back
  • Spinal deformity
  • Numbness
  • Fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Muscle twitches or spasms

Different types of spinal tumors:

They are different types of spinal tumors that depend upon the location and spread in the body. Some common type of cancer that appear in the central nervous system as primary spinal tumor are:

  • Chordoma is basically a type of bone cancer which commonly appears in the sacrum or the lower back of the spine.
  • Lymphoma is the most common type of cancer that affects the lymphocytes and the cells of the immune system.
  • Chondrosarcoma is also one of the most common types of bone cancer as it is found in cartilage.
  • Multiple myeloma is basically a type of blood cancer that usually affects the Plasma in the blood cells which can also reach the spine and cause spinal tumors.
  • Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer which makes the bone weak.
  • Ewing sarcoma as very common as this type of bone cancer affects the bone and the surroundings of tissue as well.

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A spinal cord tumor is an abnormal growth of cells within the spinal canal or vertebral column. It can affect the spinal cord, nerves, and surrounding structures.
Symptoms may include severe back pain, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, numbness, loss of bladder or bowel control, and paralysis. Symptoms vary based on tumor type, location, and size.
Yes, spinal tumors vary based on their location and characteristics. Some common types include chordoma, lymphoma, chondrosarcoma, multiple myeloma, and osteosarcoma.
Spinal tumors can be either cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). Malignant tumors tend to grow and spread more aggressively.
Diagnosis involves medical history, physical exams, imaging tests (like MRI or CT scans), and sometimes a biopsy to analyze the tumor's characteristics.
Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, or a combination of these. The choice depends on the tumor type, location, and patient's health.
Spinal tumor treatment in India offers expert oncologists, surgeons, and physicians, along with transparent communication, coordinated assistance, and support for medical tests, hospital formalities, and therapies.
The treatment process involves consultations with specialists, medical tests, therapy sessions, surgeries (if required), and post-treatment follow-ups for monitoring and recovery.
Yes, the team offers assistance with travel arrangements and accommodation to ensure a comfortable and stress-free medical journey.
The medical team provides 24/7 availability to assist with any emergencies or concerns that may arise during the treatment process.