17 Feb

Breast Reduction: A Solution for Back Pain

Having very large breasts does more than make it hard to find clothing that fits properly. Large breasts are often the culprit of back, neck, and shoulder pain. If you are suffering from back pain due to large breasts, a breast reduction may be your best option to relieve pain.

Reasons for a Breast Reduction

Some women who have back pain from large breasts developed their breasts at a young age when they were still growing. The spine and muscle tissues can often fail to keep up with breast growth in these cases, causing extreme back pain at a young age. This can hinder your ability to perform in physical activity or daily tasks.

Other women have problems with back pain because their breasts grew as an adult, either due to pregnancy or weight gain. Often, breast size related to pregnancy decreases on its own, but sometimes this is not the case. Losing weight can also reduce breast size, but not always enough to make a difference in back pain.

Should Breast Reduction Be a First or Last Resort?

Breast reduction should not be your first resort to getting smaller breasts in some cases. If you are overweight, you should try to lose weight on your own before resorting to a breast reduction. If you get a breast reduction and then lose a significant amount of weight, your breasts could end in a size or shape that you do not find appealing.

If you are not overweight and you have large breasts that are causing you pain, over the counter medications and physical therapy can help relieve pain and build up muscles to help support the weight of your breasts. However, when these methods fail, breast reduction may be your only option to get some relief.

If you are suffering from back pain due to overly large breasts and you have tried other methods to cope, a breast reduction could be the answer you are looking for. Contact us today for a consultation.

Dr. William W. Adams MD

Plastic Surgeon at Dr. William W. Adams MD
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995. For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. Find out more about Dr. Adams on Google + and Facebook