Early side effects can occur during or immediately after treatments, and are typically gone within a few weeks. Late side effects can occur months or years later; some may require intervention. Discuss your specific case with your physician/s to fully understand the potential risks associated with your treatment regimen.
Side effects may include:
- Dysphagia (inability to eat) for patients with upper spine treatments
- Esophagitis (Inflammation of the esophagus) for patients with upper spine treatments
- Transient myelitis (may require corticosteroid treatment)
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal column (bone) injury
- Injury to nearby tissue