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Breast Pain in Central Ohio

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Breast surgeries, such as mastectomy and breast augmentation, can produce chronic pain as a result of a nerve injury, pinched nerve, or scar tissue from the incision area. According to the American Cancer Society, post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) develops in about 20 – 30 percent of patients; however, recent medical studies show this chronic pain occurs in as high as 50 percent. Chronic pain may appear as nerve pain in the armpit, chest, upper back, or middle back following a mastectomy or other type of breast surgery. A damaged nerve can send false signals to the brain with the brain responding with a sign of pain. Pain may persist for years if the brain is not reprogrammed to send the correct signal. Pain may include the following:

  • Shooting pain
  • Weakness in shoulder and arm
  • Throbbing pain
  • Pain in breast, arm, or shoulder
  • Difficulty using the affected arm (unable to do hair or get dressed)

Individuals who have been suffering from breast pain for six months or more can seek our help in Central Ohio. Our expert pain care team at Pain Zero will explore pain treatments with you and provide you with a customized comprehensive treatment plan that is based on the type of pain you have and the severity of the pain.

The first step in pain care is to find the underlying cause of the pain. Our expert pain care doctors will order a series of diagnostic tests to find the root cause of the pain. Pain Zero offers a wide range of pain management treatments for breast pain, including the following:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Steroid injections
  • Stimulators
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Nerve blocks
  • Scar tissue treatment to break up scar tissue
  • Pain-numbing injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Our pain management specialists will determine the reason for your pain and explore the various minimally invasive treatment options with you, including medication and alternative methods of pain control. Reach out to Pain Zero in Central Ohio for a private consultation with our pain care team. Our staff is committed to helping you find the right solution for you.


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