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Are My Large Breasts Causing Me Back Pain?

Large Breasts Causing Back Pain

We all have an idea in mind as to what the perfect breast size is, and that will differ from person to person. If you have been blessed with a larger breast size you have no doubt been on the receiving end of positive comments and compliments over the years. As nice as it is to hear, it is likely that others don’t fully understand the sometimes negative implications of having larger breasts. You may have suffered from some kind of upper or lower back pain as a result of the weight you are carrying over a relatively small area of your body, due to having larger breasts. You’ll be happy to know that there are solutions to this.

Large Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain

According to research, you are more likely to experience some kind of upper back pain if your breasts are on the larger size. Many other factors contribute to upper back pain, but larger breasts can cause you to sit, stand and even drive in a position that is not good for your overall posture. The muscles in the back have to work harder if you are not in the best position for the activity you are performing. This can also result in neck and shoulder pain. If your shoulders have a tendency to roll forwards due to the weight you are carrying from your breasts, you will cause compression in the thoracic outlet, which in turn will cause pain and discomfort. You may also have experienced pain during and after exercise. Some forms of exercise can be incredibly challenging if you have larger breasts, and some types of workout may even make the pain even worse. So, what can you do to relieve this problem? There are some simple steps you can follow to help with the pain. You can adopt a less vigorous form of exercise, perhaps choosing yoga or weightlifting over the treadmill for example. Ensure you are wearing the correct sized bra for your shape and activity. Maintain a healthy weight for your height. These are all things you can do without changing your lifestyle too much. Of course, there is always the more permanent option of breast reduction surgery. If this is your preferred route then it is essential that you research the surgery and carefully select a reputable, professionally run clinic to perform the operation.

Large Breasts Causing Lower Back Pain

Larger breasts can cause lower back pain too. This is typically as a result of changes in your centre of gravity as your body begins to fall outside of its normal alignment, due to the weight of your breasts. The muscles in your back have to work harder to keep the spine aligned, which in turn adds to the overall stress and pressure your back is under. Remember, large breasts can weigh several pounds each, so it stands to reason that gravity will do its job, and as a result your spine will not be in a position conducive with comfort. On the one hand the weight of your breasts is pulling you forwards, on the other your spine is doing its best to counteract that force. Your lower back is the unfortunate casualty in this battle. So how can you alleviate this type of pain? Initially you can try physical therapies, such as massage or applying heat or ice to the affected area. Even light exercise such as swimming may help. Once you have exhausted these methods and you are still experiencing pain that is affecting your quality of life, it may be time to consider breast reduction surgery. Although this is a decision not to be taken lightly it is one that many women make every year, with great success. It can change your life for the better and make everyday tasks easier to accomplish. Providing you choose a leading clinic to perform this surgery you can be sure that the outcome will enhance your appearance, and you should feel just as attractive as you did before, with the added benefit that you are now pain free.

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Can Uneven Breasts Cause Back Pain

It’s not uncommon for women to experience some kind of asymmetry in the breast area. This can be due to uneven size, projection or position of the breasts. It can lead to problems when choosing clothing, and also from a self esteem perspective. You may feel less attractive because of the asymmetry, but you may also experience back, neck or shoulder pain because of it. Due to differences in size and positioning of the breasts the spine position can be compromised. Your shoulders may rest differently because one breast is particularly heavy, and this can cause your spine to become misaligned. Any continuous change in your posture will impact your spine and the muscles supporting it, often leading to problems with the back and neck. It’s not just the physical pain that can be an issue if your breasts are uneven. You may find that your confidence has taken a knock, and you feel less attractive because of the asymmetry. When you are unhappy with an area of your body you can begin to focus on it more than ever, thus leading to a dip in self esteem and a feeling of displeasure with your overall appearance. If this is an issue that you are keen to avoid then you may find that breast surgery is the best option. Your breasts can be surgically altered in order to provide the symmetry that you are looking for. Remember, do your research before you make any decisions, and make sure you choose an established clinic to carry out the procedure.

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Back Pain From Heavy Breasts

Because breast size can decrease naturally following weight loss it’s important that you are at a relatively healthy weight prior to surgery. If you are more than a little overweight you may be advised to lose weight prior to surgery. Being overweight can cause complications in any surgery and breast reduction is no exception. The best results come when a patient has successfully lost weight before surgery. This allows surgeons to determine how much your overall weight contributes to your breast size. It may be that diet alone will help you reach the breast size you desire. As far as back pain is concerned, you should notice an immediate improvement immediately following surgery. Most women find that their back pain has completely gone. Providing enough tissue has been removed there should be a release in the load placed on the back due to heavy breasts. The surgeon will take into account the height and weight of the patient to achieve the best outcome. The feeling of a breast reduction has often been described in the same way that women have described the changes in their breasts following pregnancy. Women’s breast size typically increases during pregnancy, causing a much heavier feeling from that area. Following birth, and when breast feeding has ceased, the breasts tend to return close to their original size. This mimics the feeling of a breast reduction in many ways.

Breast Reduction Benefits

With Enhance you will have had ample opportunity to discuss the procedures on offer, and one of our leading surgeons will have determined the best option for you to achieve the results you are hoping for. There are 2 common types of breast reduction surgery:

The inverted-T procedure requires the surgeon to make a total of 3 incisions. This option is best for reshaping sagging or asymmetrical breasts.

The Vertical breast reduction procedure requires only 2 incisions and is generally used for more moderate reductions.
Whatever you go for you can be sure that you will benefit greatly, both from an aesthetic point of view, and a comfort perspective.
Your surgery will help to alleviate back and neck pain, you will find that your clothes fit better and you feel more in proportion overall. A breast reduction is really two procedures in one. Not only will you benefit from the reduction in size, you will also undergo a breast lift at the same time! Sagging is eliminated and you are left with an overall more youthful look.
The positive impact that this type of surgery can have on your life is quite astounding. You will no doubt be left feeling more comfortable, but more confident too.

It’s important to remember that you don’t need to suffer from pain, discomfort or confidence issues due to large breasts. Having to just put up with it is a thing of the past. There have been incredible advances in breast surgery over the years and you can feel comfortable in the knowledge that, providing you choose an experienced and established set of professionals to perform the procedure, you will be happy with the outcome, and wonder why you didn’t go ahead with it sooner. If you are thinking of finding out more about this type of procedure, then please consider Enhance Medical Group. With a team of leading surgeons and a before and after care system in place that will take care of you every step of the way, you can rest assured that you will feel safe and secure from start to finish. Remember, you have options, you don’t need to put up with pain any longer and you don’t need to accept the image that you see before you every day. You can reach the level of comfort and confidence that you deserve.