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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. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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?

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

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


Bra (Definition)

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