Ultrasound for Blocked Mammary Ducts

 

$50 for a 30 minute session inside my Post Falls, ID office.  Discount if you buy 3 or more!

Mon-Sun available!  Please Text to schedule!

 

(Treatment is for one breast.  Increased fee for treatment to both breasts.)

  • You will be assessed for fever and signs of acute infection prior to treatment.

    • fever over 101.3, body aches, hot inflamed breast, other.​

  • Please bring your baby/infant with you so that you can breastfeed after the session.  

  • OFTEN 1-3 SESSIONS IS ALL YOU NEED!!!!!

  • ***Established clients (I've worked with you in the last 6 months) receive a discount!***

***There is an increase travel fee for me to come to you!  Please call/text 509-385-7284 for more details***

 

 

 

 

Lavigne, V.J. Gleberzon, B.(2012). Ultrasound as a treatment of mammary blocked duct among 25 postpartum lactating women: a retrospective case series. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, volume (11), pages 170-178. 

  • Definition:  "when the breast has an area of localized milk stasis."

  • Signs and symptoms:  breast engorgement, localized tender breast lump or blushed color, breast may feel hot, white and painful bleb on the end of the nipple, painful and difficult lactation.

  • Causes:  insufficient emptying of breast; not positioning the nursing baby properly on the breast; waiting too long between feedings; supplementing nursing with bottle feeding; use of pacifier; tugging, pulling or twisting of the nipple by the infant; carrying heavy front-holding infant carriers, heavy purses or diaper bags; wearing bras that are too tight.

  • 2/3 of breastfeeding women experience blocked ducts.

  • This article demonstrated that 1-7 sessions of ultrasound with an average of 3.3 sessions resolved symptoms (pain and breast lump) in 34 instances reviewed.  10 women only required 1 session and 13 only needed 2 sessions.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed directly in contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel.

  • The ultrasound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local soft tissues which can cause deep heating locally.  It's like a deep warm compress plus an electric toothbrush right to the blocked duct!!!!!

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