CSN Login
Members Online: 17

low back pain

bitaday
Posts: 36
Joined: Jun 2005

hello
my father has bone metastasis.he has low back pain which is completely gone when he dosen't move.I think it is muscle spasm.he has no pain when I touch lumbar vertebra.Is it possible that this pain would be related to bone metastasis?

Benji48
Posts: 117
Joined: May 2003

Hi,
Anything is possible of course, but simply the knowledge that one has prostate cancer & bone pain is perhaps one of the side effects may possibly initiate a psychosomatic response to any real pain experienced.Depending on how soon after diagnosis I would suspect the latter is the case. I've noticed these kind of responses in the support group I've attended. One experiemces the pain & you think "my GOD it's the cancer" but more than likely if it's soon after the diagonsis it's merely all in your mind.
Take care & good luck. Hope you can convince your father of this.Tell him to have a real heart to heart talk with his doctor to see what he might say.
Ben

bitaday
Posts: 36
Joined: Jun 2005

hellow Benji
I really hope that this pain would be psychosomatic response.he will have some diagnostic tests today.I just pray and try to think positive!

bitaday
Posts: 36
Joined: Jun 2005

hellow Benji
I really hope that this pain would be psychosomatic response.he will have some diagnostic tests today.I just pray and try to think positive!

stuart
Posts: 88
Joined: Dec 2001

You didn't indicate whether your dad had a recent bone scan...Perhaps it would be helpful to identify the likely areas where his cancer has migrated...also, as we age degenerative issues arise such as arthritis... You also said you thought it was muscle spasms but what is that based on? In any case his situation should be conveyed to his doctor for futher evaluation...There may be something that can be done to help him...

bitaday
Posts: 36
Joined: Jun 2005

Thank you Stuart.my father has an appoinment with his onco today.I really hope he would have good news for him.And I think he will have something like MRI.He has his sixth chemo (TAXOTER) today and psa test.I don't want think that these process with so many side effects didn't work.

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network