Patient discussion about backbone

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Q. Anyone have knowledge of cancer in the spine? Doctors think my 40 year old brother has.

My brother has been undergoing test and treatnment for back problems since a vehicle accident in August. The did a test last week and Monday said they saw 4 nodules they think are cancer, his doctor said everytime he had seen this it was cancer. I am devestated right now but trying to stay positive. I am sure you will notice it on the site b/c I know it is affecting me and the stress and worry has the fibromyalgia kicking in at full speed:-( PLEASE anything you can tell me would be a help!
A1Thank you for the answer and the prayers!
A2Symptoms of brain and spinal cord tumors generally develop slowly and worsen over time unless they are treated. The tumor may be classified as benign or malignant and given a numbered score that reflects how malignant it is. i'm sure that the next step will be surgery in order to remove the nodules. after that they'll check them up to see if they are malignant.
i'll pray for your brother's health!!!

Q. I have hurt my cervical spine and shoulder in a rear end car crash in July. Why does it still hurt?

ASpine and back injuries are known to to be causing a lot of pain and discomfort and for a long period of time. You should try and do some mellow exercise and physiotherapy that might help you a lot. If the pain is unbarable, you should consult your doctor about using pain medications.

Q. Has anyone had a spine fusion that failed? Or hardware that failed?

AHaven't experienced it myself, but here (http://www.spine-health.com/forum/treatments/back-surgery-and-neck-surgery) you may find a discussion about it.

Q. i had had back sergrey about 5 and a half years ago for my spine to stratghen it.

i had had back sergrey about 5 and a half years ago for my spine to stratghen it, i'm still having problems, i'm still having prblems with it. my right shoulder gives out and gets a lot of pain any one know what i should do about it, i've tryed everything i can think of
AHave you tried alternative medicine, like acupuncture to relieve the pain? I heard a lot of people who said it helps them.
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