Back in 10-3-2012, when I was DX with Advance Prostate stage 4, G9, the cancer had eaten away at my T-12. My lower back was so sore, my wife had to help me out of bed every morning! Sometime in the middle of October, I had 10 rounds of radiations. I haven't had any pain since then. November 6, 2013, I had surgery (Kyphoplasty), on my T12 vertebral to rebuild it. As of today, NO More PAIN!
Hope this helps.
DOB: 10-28-50; 01-2011 retired-St. Jude Hos. DX: 10-1-2012, PSA 128; G-9; Hi Vol, aggressive, stage 4;10-1-12, daily Bicaltamide 50 mg, 10-3-12, monthly Firmagon/Xgeva; BS, MRI, CT-Mets-skull, spine, ribs & left knee! 3/13 PSA 0.2; 7/13 PSA .06; 02/14; T=3; 10-23-13, 10 round spot Rad to T-12;11-6-13, Surg-T12-Kyphoplasty; 1-14-1st 6 Month Lupron; 09-2013 PSA <.064 to PRESENT!