Chiropractic Care for Breast Cancer Patients
Breast cancer is estimated to have affected approximately 232,000 women in 2015, according to Susan G. Komen.
Breast cancer is associated with breast tissue lumps, although this is not always present in breast cancer victims.
Some of the more common symptoms that occur when breast cancer is present are: armpit swelling; breast pain; changes in texture, color and temperature of the nipple and breast; discharge from the nipple; and marbling of the skin in the breast area.
Mammograms are used to diagnose the existence of cancerous cells and if diagnosed, treatment is imperative. Many different types of treatment exist and can be used depending on the specific details of each individual case.
Chiropractic Treatment for Breast Cancer
Local treatments such as surgery for a lumpectomy or mastectomy aim to physically eliminate the cancer from the body.
Radiation treatments are usually used in combination with these types of surgeries in order to ensure all the cancer is destroyed. Systemic treatments might also be used. These include hormone therapy, chemotherapy and biological therapy.
Local and systemic therapies are usually used together. This ensures that any unnoticed cancer is killed.
These treatments can be very tough on the body, leaving the patient feeling weak, nauseous, fatigued, anxious and depressed. It can be very difficult to function throughout the course of treatment, since your body usually aches with pain and discomfort, making physical activity nearly impossible.
Finding a treatment plan that helps reduce painful side effects associated with most breast cancer treatments can help make everyday life far more comfortable for patients.
Pain Relief and Comfort
Chiropractic care has been shown to provide relief and comfort to these patients.
Since it is a drug-free, non-invasive form of care, it may be an ideal solution for people who have been burdened with harsh chemo and radiation therapy.
Studies have demonstrated that Chiropractic therapy can aid in the reduction of back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches in women recuperating from breast cancer treatments.
Visit AICA For Immediate Help
Before beginning any treatment plan, it is important to converse with your medical doctor first. Once your doctor has approved the treatment plan, it is important to disclose your breast cancer diagnosis to your Chiropractor. That way they will be able to treat you to the best of their ability.
Our offices work with most insurance policies. However, if you are uninsured, most out of pocket pay is relatively inexpensive compared to other treatment options.