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What can I do about severe back pain from having a large breast size?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Consider breast

Reduction surgery.

In brief: Consider breast

Reduction surgery.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Live with it or

Have reduction mammaplasty surgery by an asps surgeon & no other. Relief is almost always profound and immediate.
You will kick yourself that you didn't do it sooner.

In brief: Live with it or

Have reduction mammaplasty surgery by an asps surgeon & no other. Relief is almost always profound and immediate.
You will kick yourself that you didn't do it sooner.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast reduction

Breast reduction is a very well tolerated, common procedure to reduce breast size and lift the breasts for women that have symptoms of neck and back pain from the weight of their breasts.

In brief: Breast reduction

Breast reduction is a very well tolerated, common procedure to reduce breast size and lift the breasts for women that have symptoms of neck and back pain from the weight of their breasts.
Dr. David Levens
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast reduction

This is the number one reason patients give for seeking breast reduction surgery and, fortunately, is accepted by most insurance companies as a valid source of medical necessity for the surgery.
The best course is usually to begin with your primary care doctor and enlist his help in documenting the source of your pain and the lack of success (if this is true!) of physical therapy, bras, etc.

In brief: Breast reduction

This is the number one reason patients give for seeking breast reduction surgery and, fortunately, is accepted by most insurance companies as a valid source of medical necessity for the surgery.
The best course is usually to begin with your primary care doctor and enlist his help in documenting the source of your pain and the lack of success (if this is true!) of physical therapy, bras, etc.
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast reduction

Large breasts can cause back pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and recurrent rashes in the folds.
Breast reduction will often improve or resolve these symptoms.

In brief: Breast reduction

Large breasts can cause back pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and recurrent rashes in the folds.
Breast reduction will often improve or resolve these symptoms.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is the plastic surgery procedure with the highest patient satisfaction.
If your pain is truly due to excessively large breasts, you will most likely have immediate relief after a breast reduction.

In brief: Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is the plastic surgery procedure with the highest patient satisfaction.
If your pain is truly due to excessively large breasts, you will most likely have immediate relief after a breast reduction.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast reduction

This is really the only option.
If you want your insurance to cover this be patient as this may be a long process. Sometimes weight loss may help decrease the size of the breasts to help this problem and usually is recommended prior to surgery if person is overweight.

In brief: Breast reduction

This is really the only option.
If you want your insurance to cover this be patient as this may be a long process. Sometimes weight loss may help decrease the size of the breasts to help this problem and usually is recommended prior to surgery if person is overweight.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Heavy painful breast

First get fitted for proper bras/support garments.
Second consider physical therapy. Third discuss with your internist or family care physician and discuss referral to a plastic surgeon and/or breast specialist.

In brief: Heavy painful breast

First get fitted for proper bras/support garments.
Second consider physical therapy. Third discuss with your internist or family care physician and discuss referral to a plastic surgeon and/or breast specialist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Support or surgery

There are excellent bras made for athletes for high impact sports (www.
Athleta.Com), or you can have a breast reduction procedure.

In brief: Support or surgery

There are excellent bras made for athletes for high impact sports (www.
Athleta.Com), or you can have a breast reduction procedure.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Juris Bunkis
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Breast Reduction

If i were you i'd see a qualified, board certified, plastic surgeon for an evaluation about a breast reduction.
Check out http://ocps.Com/procedures/breast-reduction.

In brief: Breast Reduction

If i were you i'd see a qualified, board certified, plastic surgeon for an evaluation about a breast reduction.
Check out http://ocps.Com/procedures/breast-reduction.
Dr. Juris Bunkis
Dr. Juris Bunkis
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