Posted by: Bluesgirl | 2010-09-03

Neck and shoulder pain - breast reduction

Dear Chirodoc

I have very large breasts (38E) and suffer from constant neck and shoulder pain. My shoulder goes into a spasm at least twice a year (to get them out of spasm requires Votaren injections, physio and accupuncture).

The straps of my bra cuts into my shoulders and I do believe that my problems with my neck and shoulders are directly linked to my breasts.

Do you think I have a case to put to the medical aid (Discovery) to pay for my breast reduction? I know that you are not a plastic surgeon, so you probably don''t deal with this specific operation, but any advice would be appreciated.

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Our expert says:
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Your breasts could indeed be a cause of your discomfort. The specialist surgeon may be able to assist with a motivation for the indicated procedure. Much depends upon the actual physical examination by your doctors.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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