Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 22479
Title Ultrasound as a treatment of mammary blocked duct among 25 postpartum lactating women: A retrospective case series [case report]
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3437340/
Journal J Chiropr Med. 2012 Sep;11(3):170-178
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Publication Type Case Report
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Objective: The purpose of this case series is to report the outcomes of 25 postpartum women who were experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding and were treated using therapeutic ultrasound.

Methods: Case files of postpartum women who presented to a chiropractic clinic between 2005 and 2011 with difficulties with breastfeeding due to blocked ducts were identified.
 
Results: Twenty-five cases were retrospectively identified of women who presented with a breast lump that was consistent with a blocked duct. Eight women experienced recurrent blocked ducts (5 had multiple episodes while nursing the same child; 3 women experienced episodes with more than 1 child). Patients had been treated with therapeutic ultrasound, receiving between 1 and 7 treatments (average, 3.3) to experience improvement in their presenting symptoms. A majority of the patients reported improvements in breastfeeding and symptoms after treatment. No adverse reactions were identified in the patient records.

Conclusion: For women reported in this case series, chiropractic management including ultrasound therapy was a beneficial treatment for women presenting with blocked ducts and difficulties breastfeeding.

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