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Is Backache and Breast Augmentation linked?
The most common of these pains is the backache with a majority of women experiencing it in the upper back area. This is due to the fact that the implants are placed under the pectoral muscle on the chest which is connected to the muscles on the back like the latissimus dorsi. Since breast augmentation surgery requires the use of implants, pectoral muscles are stretched and distorted almost continuously.
Most women do not even realize that the post-surgery pain has already made them use their arms, abdomen and back differently from before. With time, your body adjusts to the implants and the pain diminishes allowing you more comfort. You can deal with the muscular tension with a muscle relaxant to get temporary pain relief whenever it gets bad.
Additionally, since you cannot sleep on your back or sides anymore, your natural sleeping posture is also changed. You cannot sleep on your stomach either and the first few days, most women end up sleeping in a reclining posture which is again unnatural for the body. It is also noticed that right after the surgery, women tend to walk with hunched shoulders further aggravating the pain in the back.
The change in the sleeping position and the way you lift things or move about may also give rise to lower back pain in some women. If you are suffering from continuous pain, it may be helpful to get some massages or low impact therapy for your back.
Once your surgeon is Ok with light exercises, you can begin with a regimen which strengthens your abdomen and lower back; this will help tackle the imbalance in your core muscles. However, it is imperative to your healing process and breast augmentation results to begin exercising only when your surgeon Okays it. The level of exercise as well as the intensity of exercises must be approved by your surgeon, so that you do not make things worse during your recovery time.