Post-Mastectomy Pain: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
What is Post-Mastectomy?
Post mastectomy pain is chronic pain resulting after breast cancer surgery. Any pain that occurs past the healing period is considered chronic pain. There should be some pain resulting after a major surgery, but chronic pain can occur. Studies have shown that 50 percent of women had pain 2 to 3 years after breast cancer surgery. Post mastectomy surgery may result in nerve damage causing for pain and sensitivity around the chest. This could cause for allodynia, which is when a non painful stimuli causes pain. Post mastectomy surgery could cause for swelling of breast, tenderness and hardness, or 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
- Sensations such as burning, shooting, or stabbing
- Aching or throbbing pain
- Phantom breast pain
Post-Mastectomy Pain Treatment
ASTR treats post-mastectomy pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points, fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for post-mastectomy pain.
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