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I have bad back pain. I also have large breasts. Can this cause the back pain. Medication isn't working anymore. Please help!

I have bad back pain. I also have large breasts. Can this cause the back pain. Medication isn't working anymore. Please help!

Large breasts: Although sometimes can induce strain on the muscles that preserve the vertical posture it is an exclusion diagnosis. I would go to a MRI fist that can eliminate the vertebral and disc origin of the pain, and then to a plastic surgeon. ...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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How do I get rid of back pain caused by large breasts?

How do I get rid of back pain caused by large breasts?

Several options: Initial treatments include proper bra fitting, use of nsaids such as advil, (ibuprofen) physical therapy and strengthening exercises and chiropracty. If these treatments are ineffective breast reduction surgery is a very common surgical procedure that has extremely high patient satisfaction rates. ...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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I have severe back pain caused by my large breast, is there anyway i can stop the pain other than meds?

I have severe back pain caused by my large breast, is there anyway i can stop the pain other than meds?

Muscle development: Certain muscles hold shoulders up & back, i.e., the favored military posture. These muscles stressed by your breasts (5-6 pounds each). See physical therapist who can show how to strengthen rhomboid & superior trapezius muscles. Beefy muscles less subjected to mechanical stress & development of painful chronic spasms. You will also have to put aside shyness about holding breasts up & out. ...Read more

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Big breasts, back pain?

Big breasts, back pain?

Yes: I have seen many women with large breasts complain of back pain particularly in the middle part of the spine and often in the neck and upper thoracic spine. It is important to have a well fitting bra to support thebreasts.Also, I have found that women do better when the straps of the bra that rest on the shouldersare thicker and more padded so they do not dig in. Pt can help. Breast reduction last. ...Read more

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Up back pain for 16 months I do have large thickening of breast had for long time and mam ok and us ok. Temp daily 99.3 or less. Ana+1640.Would i b sick?

Up back pain for 16 months I do have large thickening of breast had for long time and mam ok and us ok. Temp daily 99.3 or less. Ana+1640.Would i b sick?

Not certain: As we mature one can have a + ANA without lupus. It is called autoimmunity of aging. The back pain is not due to lupus. 99.3 is not a fever. You need to see your physician to define your health status. ...Read more

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Does insurance usually cover breast reductions? My breasts are so large that they cause me severe back pain. I believe breast reduction surgery would help with this - but is it something insurance companies cover?

Does insurance usually cover breast reductions? My breasts are so large that they cause me severe back pain. I believe breast reduction surgery would help with this - but is it something insurance companies cover?

Depends: The factors that go into deciding whether your insurance company will pay for breast reduction include the language and exclusions in your plan, how much breast tissue will be removed, what symptoms you are having from your large breasts, how much you weigh and what you have tried to alleviate the symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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Would a breast reduction help or should I forget about working any more I have scoloisis, ibs, and big boobs back pain all my life i can not sweep a floor without my back killing me , the doctors told me when i was a child that i wouldnt be able to carey

Maybe: Breast reduction can help upper back and neck pain that is made worse by heavy breasts. It may not affect your sclerosis at all. But physical therapy and exercise can support a arching back and and help the back pain. Good bone health is also i portent and a bone density reading may show signs of bone loss. Age 40 is jot to early to see this. ...Read more

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Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?

Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?

Needs Evaluation: To find out the source of this issue. Could even be atypical chest pain from your heart as opposed to GI pain from an ulcerated esophagus. Expect a chest x-ray, ekg to check out your heart, possibly an upper GI endoscopy. Don't try to diagnose this yourself. See a doc asap. ...Read more

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Breasts Enlarged (Definition)

increase in size of the breast or breasts would be considered an ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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