What Is the Connection Between Large Breasts and Back Pain?

Each year, over 50,000 women in the U.S. get breast reduction surgery.

While some of these breast reductions are solely to address aesthetic concerns, many women are seeking relief from chronic back pain caused by overly large breasts.

Many large-breasted women experience discomfort when doing high-impact exercises like jogging or plyometrics, which can represent a barrier to meeting their fitness goals.

Here, Dr. Josh Waltzman in Long Beach, CA, will discuss why overly large breasts cause back pain and suggest some ideal solutions for this debilitating health issue.

How Do Large Breasts Cause Back Pain?

A pair of D-cup breasts can weigh between 15 and 23 pounds. With the average American woman weighing 170 pounds, between 10 and 15% of her body weight may come from large breasts.

For a woman who doesn’t have the natural physical frame to support breasts of such size and weight, the gravitational pull of heavy, pendulous breasts causes chronic rounding of the shoulders. This concern leads to poor posture, which compromises back, shoulder and neck health.

How to Treat Back Pain Caused by Large Breasts

The most effective, permanent approach to treating chronic back pain caused by large breasts is to reduce the breasts’ size surgically.

By strategically removing a portion of the breast tissue, expert plastic surgeons such as Dr. Josh Waltzman can remove excess skin and fat from large breasts, while providing a pleasing aesthetic shape and fit your physique.

Reach out to Dr. Waltzman in Long Beach, CA, to get the best guidance possible regarding fixing your breast-related back pain at (562) 448-6100 or fill out our convenient online form.