If you have breast implants and suffer from chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, the likely culprit behind your pain might just be caused by the formation of adhesions!
Adhesions are fibrous bands of sticky scar tissue that form between tissues and organs causing them to stick together, often as a result of injury during surgery.
Over time the scar tissue builds up more and more until the implant and, more to the point, the muscles underneath have become trapped and held hostage, if you will, underneath a thick wall of scar tissue. As movement of the underlying muscles becomes more and more hindered, so too is range of motion hindered, giving way to the vicious cycle of increasingly poor posture and chronic neck, back and shoulder pain.
While massage most certainly helps alleviate the tightness and soreness of the peripheral muscles of the neck and shoulder blade, it is a mere Band-aid on the problem. The only way to truly get rid of the chronic pain is by breaking up those fibrous bands of scar tissue that have encased and trapped the deeper muscles and tissues underneath that have begun to pull down and immobilize the larger muscle on the outer side. That's where a really knowledgeable and experienced Physical Therapist comes in. Enter Ron Bracken, my PT and new best friend. In less than 30 mins, Ron identified the SOURCE of my chronic knots, inflammation, intermittent shoulder immobility, headaches and pain and was able to break through them, leaving me one happy camper!
How, you ask? Well, I'm not sure what the technical jargon would be... suffice it to say he just hammered through all that scar tissue. It hurt soo good! I could feel the adhesions pop and release as he crunched through them. The difference is NIGHT AND DAY! Not only have the deep, unrelenting knots and inflammation in my neck, back and shoulder gone away, but they have stayed away for over two weeks now! You have no idea what a MIRACLE that is for me!
While it may not be the easiest 30 minutes for someone who is on the modest side (since we're dealing with the muscles underneath the breast tissue) or for someone with a low tolerance for pain, I can tell you that I am CERTAIN it will still be a million times WORTH IT!
So, the moral of the story here, isn't "don't get breast implants". Rather, if you do decide you're willing to take the calculated risks for the chance to have bigger boobs, KNOW how to handle the negative side effects that may ensue. In short, know Ron Bracken - preferably BEFORE the adhesions have a chance to form, which means between two to four weeks post op If you already have breast implants and you experience chronic neck, back, and shoulder issues, I would recommend a visit to Ron or someone with similar knowledge and experience to see if adhesions might be the problem.
Because adhesions are caused by trauma, they can be the result of many injuries that are common among tennis players and golfers. So, you don't have to have had breast implants for that to be the case. My suggestion is, don't just accept the pain and suffer! Consult a knowledgeable and experienced Physical Therapist! You never know, your YEARS of pain could be vanquished in one 30 minute session, just like mine! And ohhhh, what a relief it is!
(Ron Bracken can be found at Volski & Associates Physical Therapy located at 12734 Kenwood Lane Suite 56, Fort Myers , FL 33907, phone: 239-936-4404. Please tell them Jana sent you!)