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Are there treatments for post mastectomy pain syndrome?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Postmastectomy pain is a well-described phenomenon with several etiologies such as phantom breast, intercostal neuralgia, scar neuroma, intercostobrachial neuralgia, and myofascial pain.
A good pain doc can figure this out and target treatment.

In brief: Yes

Postmastectomy pain is a well-described phenomenon with several etiologies such as phantom breast, intercostal neuralgia, scar neuroma, intercostobrachial neuralgia, and myofascial pain.
A good pain doc can figure this out and target treatment.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
sometimes the pain docs can block the nerve in the back with a tiny injection of numbing medicine to stop it
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

This syndrome is usually due to trauma to the nerves of the chest wall and/or armpit after a mastectomy.
This is usually best managed by a chronic pain specialist experienced in treating postoperative pain.

In brief: Yes

This syndrome is usually due to trauma to the nerves of the chest wall and/or armpit after a mastectomy.
This is usually best managed by a chronic pain specialist experienced in treating postoperative pain.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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