Did you know that head and neck lymphedema can be successfully treated by a certified lymphedema therapist? The key to successful management is early detection and intervention. If you are receiving treatment for head and neck cancer that may include surgery, radiation, or and/or chemotherapy, it is crucial that your physician or oncologist refer you to a certified lymphedema therapist prior to surgery to learn preventative measures and after treatment to reduce swelling and maintain proper muscle balance and ROM in the neck and shoulder regions.
Head and Neck Lymphedema
The top two pictures are before lymphedema therapy, the bottom two pictures are after lymphedema therapy.