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You’re trying to concentrate but that dull ache keeps distracting you. You can’t ignore it. What’s more, you’re actually worried that it could be getting worse.

Are you experiencing annoying pain or discomfort? If the answer is yes, you’re going to want to figure out why. Surprisingly enough, you may find that your badly fitted bra is the underlying reason.

It could be making your back ache

Do you find that your back aches after a long day at work? Of course, this particular health concern could be caused by poor posture or the way that you sit. If you’ve already addressed these problems, though, it could be worth looking at other possible issues that may be causing this annoying problem.

Perhaps one of the more unexpected reasons that your back is hurting is because of a poor-fitting bra. When your lingerie is too tight, it could cause your muscles to stiffen up. Soon enough, that will take its toll on how you feel. Try loosening your bra and see whether it makes a difference.

Your neck feels stiff and painful

When you have larger breasts, the way that your bra fits can greatly affect your neck. Many women overlook this issue and think that their lingerie has nothing to do with their neck pain, but that is simply not the case. When the support for your breasts all comes from one section of your shoulders or neckline, it could cause strain.

Making sure that you’re wearing the right bra size and that the weight of your breasts is evenly distributed could mean that you feel less pain. Try getting fitted and adjusting your bra to give you a little more comfort. Of course, should you find that the neck pain persists, you might want to speak to your doctor to check if there’s a deeper issue.


Related: 5 Reasons To Go Get A Professional Bra Fitting


Poor breathing habits

It should come as no surprise that – if your bra happens to be too tight – it could affect your breathing. This issue won’t affect you in an overly dramatic way. However, when your bra is too tight, it could affect the rhythm of your breathing. If you suspect that your bra is too tight and, therefore, restricting your ribs, you should check that you’re wearing the right size. Book an appointment to get fitted and make a positive change. If changing your bra size doesn’t fix it, consider scheduling an appointment with your doctor for a check-up to rule out any health concerns.

Random headaches and pain

Suffering from headaches can be a real nightmare. If you regularly experience physical discomfort or pain, you might wonder what the cause could possibly be. There are a whole lot of different reasons that you may be suffering. Stress is one of the leading causes for headaches, and so that’s something you should look into right away. However, there could be another surprising reason for your pain.

If your bra is putting pressure on your – around your back or neck area – that tension could potentially lead to headaches. It’s basically a build-up of the pressure that is affecting your muscles. Ensuring that your bra fit is correct could be the answer to this problem. Getting rid of that extra tension could help to relieve some of the aches and pains.

Final considerations

When you’re wearing a well-fitted bra that suits your body shape, there’s no way in which it should make you ill or cause you any discomfort. However, if your bra is not quite right for you and isn’t giving you the proper level of support, that is cause for concern. Should you think that your bra could be causing your health-related problems, it’s time to take action and do something about it. Make two appointments – one with your doctor and one with a bra fitter at a local lingerie store – to address these issues. The sooner you solve the problem, the better!


Related: How To Solve Bra Pain


We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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