Condition


Spinal Tumors and Back Pain

Most spinal column tumors have spread from another area of the body (metastatic), with the majority originally coming from tumors in the breast, prostate, kidney, lung or thyroid.

Types of Spinal Tumors

There are three common types of spinal tumors that can cause back pain: vertebral column tumors, intradural-extramedullary tumors, and intramedullary tumors.

Metastatic Spine Tumors

A spine tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue found in and/or around the spinal column and/or spinal cord.