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    larafreidline
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    Has anyone done needling for breast tissue scarring from a breast reduction?

    #82958
    Sonya Worth
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    Hi! I have not. I have had some good results needling old surgical scars in the periphery, especially when adding e-stim. I do have a colleague who reports some improvements in post mastectomy axillary scarring/cording with careful dry needling under the supervision of an oncologist and lymphedema therapist. I am also attaching a published case study treating chest wall tightness with dry needling and e stim. Although this does not answer your question, it is all I have to offer. Be careful in the presence of any limb or chest wall lymphedema. Sonya Worth

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    Sonya Worth
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    HI!
    Looks like the case study pdf is too large to attach here.
    Here is the reference:
    Bell, L., Stout, N. L., & Geiser, M. B. (2019). Dry Needling for Chronic Breast/Chest Wall Pain After Breast Cancer Treatment. Rehabilitation Oncology, 37(3), E14-E16.
    I can share the full text file if you have difficulty accessing it.
    Sonya Worth

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