In many cases, bone cancer mainly results from the cancer that spreads from the other parts of the body. Primary bone cancer in the back is very rare and is not seen generally. The healthy bone cells are destroyed by the cancer in the back and various symptoms are caused. Not only the bones of the back are destroyed by the cancerous tumors, but the spinal cord is also damaged. The symptoms of bone cancer in back include fractures, pain, weakness and numbness.
This is one of the most common symptoms of bone cancer in back. The most common sign of this bone cancer will be pain in the back or neck. There will be persistence of pain and this will usually be accompanied by various other symptoms. As there will be a growth of cancer in the spine, the spinal cord will be crowded and nerves will be pinched. Pain will mainly come from the pinched nerves. The pressure of the tumor will push the spinal bones apart from the fractures. This can damage the nerves around the spinal bones. A lot of pain is caused. The site of tumor becomes very tender to touch. Tenderness is a sign which has grown very large and can cause a lot of damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
The bones will be weakened by bone cancer. Even the bones in the spine will be weakened. Sometimes, they may break as well. A lot of pain, permanent damage and problems with movement can be caused due a small fracture in the spine. These weak spinal bones may lead to permanent issues with posture and movement. These fractured spinal bones can server or cut into the nerves of the spinal cord. This may lead to paralysis. As the spine is damaged by cancer, one may notice that his posture is affected.