As a bigger chested woman, I wondered if having big breast causes back pain shockigly, the answer is yes! In recent years the average bust size has risen from 34B to a 34DD making this an even bigger issue. As more females are becoming bustier, It's important to note that the upper part of the spine acts as the core of the rib cage in supporting the upper part of the body.
What causes back pain in big breasted women?
Upper back pain is caused by the strain on the muscles and ligaments from poor posture and repetitive motions. This is a signal from the body that the spine, muscles, and nerves are being stressed. Women with large breast have an increased postural distortion pattern which causes a hump in the upper back, and an increased curve of the lumbar spine.
Ladies, I know this may seem discouraging but it is not the end for us. Like they say if there is a will there is a way! At Bloom Bras, we have found four easy ways you can lower the chance of back pain that we are thrilled to share
Four Easy Ways To Improve Back Pain
1.)Pilates and Yoga - Pilates is designed to be gentle on your back while building up core strength. For those of us who have sciatica, this is a safe method to strengthen, stretch and massage. Yoga also acts as a deep core workout which supports a strong spine. In addition, moving the body in and out of stretches and twists helps to dilate and constrict tissues, which pushes old and stagnant blood out inviting oxygenated blood into the tissues.
2.) Posture Bras - the most common method found for reducing back pain in bigger chested women is exercise and weight loss. This is not about weight loss. It is about finding YOUR healthy. I get angry when brands try to push diet suggestions. We want you to feel good while moving. Our expertise is in how the female body evolves. The more weight we have pulling on the front, the more strain is on the back.
3.) Don't Slouch - Most women slouch which makes sense as we carry breasts on our chest that can be heavy depending on size. This causes our chest to fall down and our shoulders to round forward. Practicing good posture will develop a natural habit to maintain that kind of position. Remember shoulders back, head over shoulders, and chest up!
4.) Wear the Correct Bra! - It is important to find the right bra for your shape and size since they help distribute the weight of large breast, which is our focus. This especially applies to women with narrow backs and rib cage who have a more concentrated distribution of weight. This simple gesture will improve posture and help relieve back pain and migraines associated with muscle tension. Sizing for women with big chests is the hardest part. See our sizing chart but know that it is just a starting point. We are here to help you regardless of if you purchase from us ot not.
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