Post - Mastectomy Pain
Post-mastectomy pain is a chronic pain that results from breast cancer surgery. Pain after major surgery is expected, but pain that last beyond the healing period is considered as chronic pain. Studies have shown that after breast surgery women found that about 50 percent reported that there is pain two to three years later. Breast surgery may have some nerve damage, which leads to super sensitivity to pain around the chest area. Some painless stimuli may become painful, this condition is known as allodynia. Some complications of post-mastectomy pain may include swelling of the breast, breast tenderness and hardness, and infection.
Conditions that Cause Post-Mastectomy Pain
- Any type of breast surgeries such as mastectomy, lumpectomy, and axillary lymph node dissection
- Abnormal nerve growths, also known as neuromas, in the area of the surgery
Post - Mastectomy Pain Symptoms
- Burning sensation
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Aching or throbbing pain
- Phantom breast pain
Treatment for Post-Mastectomy Pain
In order to relieve post-mastectomy pain symptoms, we address the problem holistically and naturally, without medication.
We use the following approaches to relieve post-mastectomy pain symptoms:
- ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease pain and give symptom relief.
- Special exercise program to decrease inflammation, strengthen the muscles, and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
- Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
Call us today to start the journey of pain relief!