Post- Mastectomy Pain
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
Treatment of Post-Mastectomy Pain
- Advanced soft tissue realize is a way to address post mastectomy pain holistically and naturally without with use of medication.
- Our doctors use a variety of patented ASTR tools the break up the scar tissue and myofasical restriction causing for a reduction in pain and symptom relief.
- Each patient is given a specialized exercise program to allow to a decrease in inflammation, and the ability to strengthen the muscle to help the patient return back to normal function and be able to accomplish normal activities.
- Special instruction is given to provide the patient with the opportunity to have the fastest recovery time possible.