Can Breast Reduction Cure My Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain?
Do you have large breasts that are making it difficult to deal with certain aspects of your day-to-day life? Women with large breasts often find it difficult to perform certain tasks. While they may look great on the outside to some, the reality is, there is a high level of discomfort that comes from having overly large breasts. They can cause numerous problems like backaches, neck pain, shortness of breath, and problems with one’s posture.
Large and heavy breasts prevent women from leading an active lifestyle, which is a necessity in itself to stay healthy. While physical therapy can help with all the pain associated with large breasts, rashes and infections under the breasts are unavoidable. Women start to feel stressed when nothing fits. Finding clothes that fit becomes difficult. And on top of that, the discomfort that comes with them can be unbearable.
Negative Symptoms Caused by Large Breasts
Overly large breasts come with a lot of baggage. The breasts themselves can be painful because of the excess weight. The weight of large breasts can cause neck, shoulder, and back pain. The heat and moisture trapped under the breast can cause chronic rashes and skin infections.
The excess weight of the breasts results in poor posture. Poor posture compresses the nerve’s pathway which causes numbness in the fingers, hands, and arms. Women with large breasts find it difficult to exercise or perform daily chores, which has its own set of negative consequences. Women may also experience shortness of breath and persistent migraines.
Large breasts place excess weight on the chest, causing severe pain to the back as it is difficult to maintain good posture due to the weight of the unsupported breasts. Some women also hunch when they feel self-conscious about their large breasts. In an attempt to hide them they use a bad posture, which causes back pain.
Big breasts alter the curvature of the spine, causing severe upper back and neck pain. The pain can be chronic and last for months or even years. The breast size which puts extra weight on the chest, leads to straining of the neck muscles.
Similar to neck and back pain, large breasts alter the posture which causes shoulder pain in women with big breasts. Unsupported large breasts cause the spine to assume a bad position which results in shoulder and upper back pain in women.
Breast Reduction Can Help Relieve The Pain
Breast reduction is a surgical process of reducing the breasts to a size that is proportionate to the rest of the body. Breast reduction has several benefits.
- Reduced size of the breast relieves the pressure on the surrounding muscles and aids in causing alleviation of the pain.
- Women with a reduced breast size will be able to lead an active life and adopt sports and other activities into their life, which was not possible before.
- Exercise strengthens the spine and helps relieve the pain caused by large breasts.
- Women with reduced breast size feel more confident which reflects their posture. Improved posture helps reduce back and neck pain caused by bad posture.
- Reduced breast size results in decreased rashes and infections under the breasts.
The symptoms of chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain return when it is left untreated. Though heat packs, massages, and physical therapy only reduce the discomfort. To completely be relieved of the pain, the root cause of the pain has to be treated. In this case, breast reduction is the solution to most backaches, neck and shoulder pain in women who have large breasts.
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A breast reduction by Dr. James Hardy can help you alleviate the issues caused by your large breasts and give you the opportunity to live a happier and more comfortable life. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a consultation today!