Breast Chest Pain Treatment

Breast pain also called as mastalgia is reported commonly in form of tenderness or tightness or sharp burning pain. It might be continuous or occur monthly in one or both breasts.

Reasons

Many times it difficult to pinpoint exact causes however following reasons may contribute to pain.  Causes may be reproductive hormones related to pregnancy and menopause, breast structure changes like lactation, medication use,  some hormones, antidepressants may be associated with breast pain, fatty acid imbalance may affect circulating hormones and the sensitivity to breast tissue, breast surgery,  scar of breast surgery can create pain, breast size, heavy breasts may give pain.

Diagnosis

Breast Pain may need clinical examination by doctor, mammography or biopsy to establish cause of pain as per opinion of doctor.

Treatment  includes eliminate cause of pain, dose adjustment of contraceptives, adjustment of  hormone replacement therapy.  Paracetamol, vitamin E, Primrose oil, Danazol and Tamoxifen needs careful consideration of treating doctor.

Acupuncture treatment of breast pain

Acupuncture is simplest easiest most effective treatment of breast pain when diagnosis is clearly made and treatable cause is taken care of. Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture Pain Therapy in Nashik has been treating breast pain regularly with consistent relief.

 

British Medical Journal  aim.bmj.com/content/acupmed/33/1/82.1.full.pdf reports –

“This is a strange finding on the use of HT7 and I have no idea how or why it works for breast pain. Maybe it works via the mechanism of heterotopic noxious conditioning stimulation, which is probably not point-specific.”

Breast milk deficiency

Though we put baby to breast immediately after delivery, mothers get sufficient breast milk after 24-48 hours. Baby does not need any other feeding than breast milk. Sometimes mother may not get sufficient breast milk.

 

After birth if baby is craggy, irritable, maybe it is not getting sufficient breast milk. We at Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture Pain Therapy test for adequacy of breast milk offering bottle milk immediately after full breast feeding. If baby refuses bottle milk, it has had sufficient breast milk. If it is accepting further feeding, naturally breast milk was not sufficient and need treatment.

Causes of deficiency of breast milk may be

Maternal exhaustion, anemia, insufficient rest, retracted nipple, medications etc. Treatment is to tackle the cause.

Acupuncture Treatment

We have been treating breast milk deficiency routinely by Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture Pain therapy in Nashik in our maternity home. Results are generally instant and consistent.  No drugs were needed in most of our treatments.

Chest Pain Treatment

Chest is formed by rib cage with its inter-costal muscles attached to sternum in front, spine behind and diaphragm at base. It holds important organs like lungs, heart, major blood vessels along with other organs.

There are many causes of pain in chest besides heart, including musculoskeletal, respiratory, and digestive system. Not all pain that is felt in chest is associated with the heart, but heart has to be kept in mind as first possibility. Presentation of pain may be different according to cause. Pain is perceived differently by different people for same condition.

Chest wall pain like rib fracture, musculoskeletal, Herpes Zoster, Costocondritis, cervial radiculopathy, thoracotomy (Heart Surgery) scar, Posterior Chest Wall Pain, Anterior chest wall pain syndrome can cause chest pain. Diseases of gastrointestinal, and pulmonary  system can also cause chest  painNot all pain that is felt in chest is associated with the heart, but heart has to be kept in mind as first and most important possibility. Presentation of pain may be different according to cause. Pain is perceived differently by different people for same condition. Pain of chest wall due to musculoskeletal causes are amenable to treatment in Nashik by Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture Pain Therapy.

It must be stressed clearly that acupuncture has no role in pain due to cardiac origin. Cardiac pathology causes feelings of sudden pressure in the chest or a crushing pain in the back, neck and arms. In case of myocardial infarction the person feels discomfort in the chest along with heavy pressure on chest.  Patients may feel sweating, shortness of breath, light-headedness, and irregular heartbeat can also be experienced. In such attack maximum damage to heart in first 6 hours therefore immediate medical treatment is most essential. In elderly, diabetic or such patients may present with chest typical pain, therefore it is essential to keep diagnosis in mind while managing such patients.