Vertebral tumors reduce sensitivity

The tumors in the spine are abnormal growths of the tissue , called neoplasms , can be classified as benign (not cancerous) or malignant.

Bulges that grow in or near the spinal cord interfere with communication between the brain and the rest of the body. They can be presented as leukemia , lymphoma Y myeloma .

In an interview for GetQoralHealth , the specialist, Víctor Salinas , explains the symptoms of multiple myeloma:

So far, the causes of the tumors spinal cord, but some can be generated by genetic defects.

the symptoms generated by the vertebral neoplasms depend on factors such as location, the speed at which it grows and its effect on the stability of the spine; however, the most common are:

  1. Back and leg pain
  2. Numbness
  3. Sciatica
  4. Partial paralysis
  5. Intestinal problems
  6. Sensation of burn
  7. Lack of coordination
  8. Sensitivity of the skin at the temperature

To diagnose the presence of some tumor medullary should be examined the movement and reflexes of the eyes, the reaction of the pupils, reflexes at knee level, the level of hearing, sensitivity by means of a sharp object.

In addition to studies such as X-rays, magnetic resonance, a tomography , a myelogram (special x-ray of the spine).

When a tumor In this area, it is necessary to perform a surgical operation, to remove it from the surrounding vertebrae.

According to some specialists, the tumors vertebral are treated with surgery , the radiation and chemotherapy.

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