Neck pain after breast implant?
From a biomechanical point of view, the tension of your chest muscles can pull your shoulders forward, promoting a forward head posture that is detrimental to the health of your neck. Over the course of my career, I have personally observed numerous cases of neck problems indirectly caused from excessive chest strengthening. For anyone who has a history of neck or shoulder pain, stretching of the chest muscles to relieve muscle tension can be helpful. Thus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that you are starting to experience neck or shoulder pain after breast implants. Unlike bodybuilding, breast augmentation is a sudden process that gives your spine less time to adapt to this new change, and it can certainly cause pain and discomfort. As a matter of fact, a group of medical doctors conducted a research to investigate the effect of size of implants on the curvature of your spine. It was found that healthy females who have more than 400g of breast implants ended up having irreversible alterations in their spinal curve, which can lead to stress and tension.
If you’re experiencing neck pain, migraine, or shoulder pain after your breast implants, it can be a little scary, thinking that you may have made the wrong choice to your body. If that’s the case, you should try conservative treatments first such as physical therapy. After a careful evaluation of the spine, treatments will be incorporated based on the mobility of the spine. Here at Your Neighbor Physical Therapy, we offer “no fine print” free consultation for people. Give us a call at (937) 419-3431 and talk to an expert about your neck problems.
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Dr. Jack Pan, PT, DPT, MTC
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