What You Need to Know About Breast Reduction and It’s Impact on the Back
The upper area of your spine acts as an anchor to your rib cage and supports your entire upper body, which is why it can also be susceptible to upper back pain. Just like with lower back pain, ligaments and muscles strain from years of repetitive motions and poor posture can also cause upper back pain. Women who have large breasts don’t need years of slouching for back pain to occur. The excess weight of their breasts alone can lead to chronic pain which is why breast reduction helps back pain in such cases.
Linking Large Breasts with Back Pain
Having large breasts adds excess weight to your chest, and without the right support from your muscles and the rest of your body, that excess weight can ultimately cause severe pain. Your large breasts may make it hard for you to maintain good posture, and may even lead to deformity of your spine. If you’re self-conscious about your large breasts, you might tend to hunch over attempting to hide your chest, which can make your back pain worse. When women have very large breasts, chronic back and neck pain is not the only issue. Bra straps tend to dig into your skin and limit your activities which makes your life uncomfortable.
Will a Breast Reduction Help My Back Pain?
Yes. Breast reduction surgery is the most common recommendation for women who are experiencing upper back pain due to having large breasts. In fact, having breast reduction surgery performed might be the sole solution to permanently resolving the problem. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons demonstrated through research that prior to having breast reduction surgery, 50 percent of the 179 women in a study with a DD cup size or bigger showed constant chronic pain in their upper back, neck, shoulder, and lower back areas. Post-surgery, only 10 percent of the women, still had symptoms present.
If you’re suffering from upper back pain due to oversized breasts, contact us so that together, we can create a plan that will help relieve your pain.