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Back pain
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 3:02 PM
Joined: 12/31/2014
Posts: 1

My husband is being scheduled for a cyberknife procedure for a brain tumor. He has difficulty laying flat because of  back pain. Is there anyway he can be kept comfortable?

Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015 3:54 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Back position is not critical so they can possibly use extra padding etc. Otherwise, the best alternative is to ask for something for pain before the procedure

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology

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