Spinal tumors are not easy to detect, as they cause few symptoms at first. Back pain should not be overlooked, especially if it is regular and occurs even at rest.
Spinal tumors are abnormal formations that affect the spine. Sometimes they compromise the bone and its adjacent structures; in this case, they are called a “vertebral or vertebral tumor.”
Vertebral tumors are also considered those that involve the vertebral canal and that affect the nervous structures; in this case it is known as a «myelo-radicular tumor». The tumor can be benign or malignant, but in both cases it can be life threatening.
Most commonly, vertebral tumors form as a result of metastasis; that is, of a malignant tumor that occurs in another area of the body and that spreads to other parts. Usually they come from the prostate, breast, lung or kidney.