Breast scar tissue from reduction

    • October 27, 2020 at 7:10 am #45605
      larafreidline
      Participant

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

    • October 29, 2020 at 1:56 pm #45644
      Sonya Worth
      Participant

      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

    • October 29, 2020 at 2:03 pm #45645
      Sonya Worth
      Participant

      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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