A mastectomy is the removal of your entire breast. There are five different types of mastectomy procedures.
- Simple or Total
- Modified Radical
- Subcutaneous (Nipple-sparing)
There are many reasons behind why you get a specific type of mastectomy, but the majority of the reasons have to do with breast cancer prevention or removal. A simple or total mastectomy focuses on the breast tissue and your entire breast is removed. No muscles are removed from beneath your breast. (more…)
If you’re pregnant, you know that fitting into your cute pants as long as you can is top priority. Have you tried the rubber band trick where you can avoid buttoning your top button on your favorite jeans to avoid fastening? It works for a time, but eventually maternity clothes are inevitable.
The thought of needing a belt to help hold anything up during pregnancy is almost comical. However, there is a type of therapeutic belt that can be used as a support for you to help you carry your child or children more comfortably and prevent lower back pain during your pregnancy. (more…)
Not only is it a new year, but you’re having a new baby too! This is going to be a sweet 2018 for you. The sweet baby snuggles coming your way in this next year will be moments to cherish for a lifetime. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Now that you’re carrying a baby in your belly, you may be experiencing some physical challenges related to your pregnancy as well. For these reasons, and many more, it is imperative that you faithfully attend your prenatal appointments with your doctor.
Prenatal care is so important because it can help you have a healthy and full-term pregnancy. Maintaining proper healthcare throughout your pregnancy helps avoid preterm birth and birth complications. As soon as you find out you are pregnant, call your health care provider to schedule your first appointment. (more…)
Have you asked your mom what she wants for Mother’s Day yet? You may want to begin that conversation with her because it’s fast approaching on May 14th. Your mom deserves the very best. She sacrifices her needs and wants on a daily basis to help you thrive. What’s your favorite thing your mom makes for you to eat? What’s that one thing she does that makes you so happy? Does she wake you up in the morning in a special way? Does she call and have just the right words to say when you’re feeling blue. She really does deserve the very best! (more…)
Do you avoid sneezing at all costs? And if you absolutely have to sneeze, are you required to cross your legs otherwise you may have an involuntary reaction in your pelvic region? If you’re suffering from incontinence, it’s probably something you don’t discuss with your friends, family or coworkers around the lunch table. Urinary Incontinence is not like having a sore muscle in your back. Incontinence can be embarrassing to those that suffer from it.
Incontinence is a loss of control over your unitary control. It usually results in the loss of urine at times when you aren’t planning on going to the bathroom. It’s an inconvenience and embarrassment when you have unexpected wetness on your pants or skirt. (more…)
You’re pregnant! Congratulations. Having a baby is one the biggest miracles you will experience in your life. There’s noting more exhilarating knowing that you have a baby growing inside of you. It’s a beautiful thing. However, along with that growth happening in your womb, there is often pain associated with it. You are not alone in your pain. Most pregnant women experience back pain, usually starting in the second half of pregnancy.
Losing weight may be one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions – and also one of the toughest to keep. But getting to and maintaining a healthy weight offers more benefits than simply fitting into those skinny jeans (although that is a plus!).
Carrying around too much weight is damaging to nearly every system in our bodies – affecting how well we sleep, how fast we’re able to recover from illness, and, if we’re living with the pain of a chronic condition or injury, that extra weight can make you feel worse and slow down your ability to heal.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here at Sovereign Rehabilitation, we’re proud to support survivors with our integrative post-breast surgery services.
Our caring, attentive therapists understand the unique struggles of women who’ve undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies and breast reconstruction, and we’re here to offer support throughout the post-surgery process to help women not only feel better, but also get back to living their best lives.
There are few things more thrilling than expecting a little one. Being a mommy-to-be is filled is with joy and excitement and planning with friends, family, and loved ones.
But pregnancy isn’t always smooth sailing. It comes with a specific set of aches and pains that can take a serious toll on your body. Some of the most common aches associated with expecting a new little bundle are back pain and sciatica. These are often caused by your newly shifting center of gravity, and they can weaken your abs, interfere with good posture, and put painful strain on back muscles. These types of pain also make a pregnant woman more susceptible to injury, sending you to the bed or couch for hours at a time.
It’s estimated that up to one-third of all women will experience pelvic pain at some point in their lives. This could mean a constant, dull ache or a sharp stabbing sensation, and it’s considered a chronic condition if it lasts more than four to six months.
The list for its potential causes can seem endless – everything from sitting for long periods of time to menstruation to intercourse can trigger discomfort below the hips. Luckily though, after an examination by a physician, it’s usually determined not to be a sign of a more serious condition.