Thoracic spinal tumour
A spinal tumour describes a growth of cells located in or around the vertebral column or spinal cord anywhere along the length of the entire spine. Spinal tumours can be benign or malignant and may cause pain at the level of the tumour or neurological symptoms such as numbness and weakness in the arms and legs. The balder and bowel function may become compromised.
Symptoms of a thoracic tumour
Cancer may cause general symptoms that don’t appear related to back pain and these include fever, chills, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss and nausea and vomiting. Night pain is usually very common, and it is usually intense in the back. This pain may spread to other areas upon rising. It is important to remember that tumours that start in the spine (primary tumours) are very rare and spinal tumours are much more likely to come from cancer that is somewhere else in the body (secondary tumours). Anyone with a history of cancer and experiences back pain must have an evaluation by a chiropractor or physiotherapist.
Treatment of a thoracic tumour
Chiropractors and physiotherapist are musculoskeletal experts that means that are experts at looking at the mechanical aspects of your muscles, joints and spine. If one of our chiropractors or physiotherapists suspects that you pain isn’t mechanical or is a complication of an organic process they will send you for prompt evaluation that will likely include MRI, CT, biopsy and myelograms. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) you are our priority, getting you healthy and operating at your peak is our passion. If we suspect that we need help in doing this at any point, prompt referral is given to get the best team around you as soon as possible.