Breast size and upper back pain
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School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
This PhD advances knowledge on breast size as a factor associated with upper back pain in mature-aged women. Using cross-sectional and prospective study designs involving mature-aged women and women undergoing reduction mammoplasty, self-reported aspects of health and psychological wellbeing and physical characteristics were measured and examined in relation to breast size and upper back pain. The aim of this thesis was to investigate the relationship between breast size and upper back pain in mature-aged women.
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Spencer, L.; McKenna, Leanda ; Fary, Robyn ; Jacques, Angela ; Briffa, N. (2019)The physical characteristics of postmenopausal women that are associated with upper back pain are not well-understood. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to identify the physical characteristics associated with ...
Spencer, Linda; McKenna, Leanda; Fary, Robyn ; Ho, Richard; Briffa, Kathy (2020)Large breasts may increase the likelihood of thoracic vertebral fractures by increasing the mechanical loading of the spine. We examined breast size as a factor associated with prevalent thoracic vertebral fractures, also ...
Breast size, thoracic kyphosis & thoracic spine pain - association & relevance of bra fitting in post-menopausal women: A correlational study.Spencer, L.; Briffa, Kathy (2013)Background: Menopause would seem to exist as a period of accelerated changes for women and their upper torso mechanics. Whether these anthropometric changes reflect changes in pain states remains unclear. Plausible ...