• Anyone experiencing excruciating liw back, hip and leg pain after pelvic radiation?

    Asked by NanRN on Monday, March 11, 2019

    Anyone experiencing excruciating liw back, hip and leg pain after pelvic radiation?

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      JaneA

      That is a common side effect. The radiation "tightens" up our pelvic floor muscles causing pain. I would suggest getting a few sessions of physical therapy so that you can learn how to stretch the muscles that attach to your pelvic floor muscles - I'm 4 years out from pelvic radiation and still do hamstring stretches to help prevent pain. Best wishes.

      9 months ago

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