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Could a more supportive bra help relieve my back pain?

Could a more supportive bra help relieve my back pain?

Yes: A supportive bra won't hurt and could definitely help. Other important things to try are pregnancy yoga, wearing flat comfortable shoes, and sleeping with a pillow between your legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp pain: Most sharp stabbing pains could me due to muscle spasms. Try heat and any otc ointment like bengay. If the pain does not resolve within a week, see a physician. ...Read more

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I'm 19, 5"1 and i and a i wear a dd bra i've always had large breast could this be the cause of my back pain.?

I'm 19, 5"1 and i and a i wear a dd bra i've always had large breast could this be the cause of my back pain.?

Yes: If you are ok with dd just go for as much support as possible. If not happy talk to your parents and if all agree see a plastic surgeon about breast reduction. ...Read more

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Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad .?

Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad .?

Back strain: People who strain their back are surprised at how severe and sharp the pain is. I have experienced this myself on two occasions. The symptoms from a back strain will improve in time. Rest, otc meds for pain, gentle stretches, massage, body work, etc can all help. Work on core strength once the pain is gone. www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/pulled-back-muscle-and-lower-back-strain. ...Read more

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Can a tight bra with underwires cause chest pain/upper back pain?

Can a tight bra with underwires cause chest pain/upper back pain?

No: Tight clothing should not in normal circumstances cause body pain. On the other hand, large, dense breasts whether natural or augmented(implants) can cause back pain. This is one of the most common reasons that women have their implants removed. ...Read more

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Hello i have pain in breast area and side of left breast swollen. Back pain as well. I have been wearing tight bras but still doesnt explain back pain?

Hello i have pain in breast area and side of left breast swollen. Back pain as well. I have been wearing tight bras but still doesnt explain back pain?

See your doctor: Pain in your breasts may be due to several reasons: hormonal disbalances, fibrocystic changes, large size (which may cause back pain), not well fit bra (maybe your case), masses, etc. The only way to sort through possible conditions is to get evaluation by your doctor who may also advise you to perform other studies (X-ray, sonogram). Please don't delay the exam hoping that pain would go away. ...Read more

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I'm a week late on my period . I'm have back pain and boobs very sore and even under my armpits. Are sore i can't wear a bra help me?

I'm a week late on my period . I'm have back pain and boobs very sore and even under my armpits. Are sore i can't wear a bra help me?

Pregnant?: Sounds like pregnancy. At this stage you should have a positive home pregnancy test. Best to check. There is no treatment for this except to take prenatal vitamins, stop doing anything untoward to the fetus, and see your doc. ...Read more

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I'm having radiating back pain. It's upper back sometimes mid back and right below bra strap line. The pit of my stomach is sore and lots of belching?

Few possibilities: With frequent belching,and pain radiating to back in additon to pain in the pit of stomach possibilities are peptic clucer disease which includes gastric ulcer disease, duodenitis( 1st part of small intestine's inflammation ) or duodenal ulcer , gall stone disease including infection of GB, pancreas inflammation and spine disease of thoracic spine with pain starting in back and raditing to front ...Read more

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Pain in left breast along outer edge of breast along underwire line of bra (without bra on). Upper back pain. PCP says heart ok. What causes this?

Pain in left breast along outer edge of breast along underwire line of bra (without bra on). Upper back pain.  PCP says heart ok.  What causes this?

Herniated disc: There are several possibilities for this pain. Herpes zoster (shingles), an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine, or a herniated disc in the thoracic spine (thoracic level 6/7) are some of the possibilities. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment of the pain. ...Read more

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Pain along ribs at underwire of bra area & in rib cage below breasts. Upper back pain. Are these related? Constant fear of mi. Doc says heart is fine

Pain along ribs at underwire of bra area & in rib cage below breasts. Upper back pain.  Are these related? Constant fear of mi. Doc says heart is fine

Try this: Wear less restrictive or different style bra but the idea is that it be looser around the rib age area. I have seen this work in a number of patients complaining of pain in the distribution that you are referring. ...Read more

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How do I relieve my back pain while working?

Depends on type of: This does depend on your type of work and on your physical condition as well as what type and degree of pain you are experiencing. Lifestyle also may play a role in terms of your weight control & whether you smoke. The conditions in which you work and the mechanics of how you perform your work is also a factor. Therefore, you should seek an evaluation to get the correct information and advice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to relieve my back pain?

Non surgical methods: Back pain can be caused by a number of problems. Weight control and muscle tone through exercise are considerations. Diagnostic imaging may reveal a more precise cause. If surgical lesions are excluded, physical therapy including trans dermal stimulation may be a consideration. Often bracing provides some relief, but it doesn't strengthen the muscles that balance and support good posture. ...Read more

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What are some ways can I relieve my back pain?

What are some ways can I relieve my back pain?

Exercise, Medication: Common back pain is best relieved and prevented by exercise and fitness. Focus on aerobic fitness and core strength. Over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. If you pain is more significant consider seeing your doctor and getting a referral for physical therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do while I am at home to relieve my back pain?

Ice packs/Stretches: At the start of back pain, you should utilize heating pads or ice packs (whichever feels better to you), anti-inflammatories (like advil/motrin/ibuprofen), and stretching (touch your toes). As you start to feel better, doing crunches and core exercises will help take the pressure off your back and prevent a recurrence. If you have any numbness or tingling in your legs, see your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more