• Radiation and upper back pain

    Asked by happygirl on Sunday, April 28, 2013

    Radiation and upper back pain

    Finished radiation last week. Notice on last week of radiation my upper back was bothering me. This week seem to be worst. Has anyone had this problem?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Hi HappyGirl, I was radiated in the neck and lower jaw area, and some on the shoulders. My pain was in those areas towards the end. If your getting your treatment in the chest area, it would stand to reason that you could be having some pain in your back associated with the radiation. Of course I can't say what it is, but I always told my Dr. about anything that was new or unusual. They will tell you if it's something to be concerned about.

      Here is a link to our Beginner's Guide to Cancer with a specific guide to what to expect with radiation treatments. Take a look and see if there is anything in there to help you. http://bit.ly/10BQKCi

      over 5 years ago
    • Risa's Avatar

      Hi Happygirl,
      I had some pain in my upper shoulder. It also seemed to itch. It quick within a weeks or so of radiation. Good Luck.

      over 5 years ago
    • oceanblue24's Avatar

      I got back pain from the table I had to lie on & I think the way I had to place my arms & turn my head. It got worse as I went on & then it progressively got better after treatment. Hang in there!

      over 5 years ago

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