As a naturopathic doctor, I often see patients who are suffering from chronic pain due to scars. Scar tissue can cause pain, discomfort, and even limit range of motion. Treating the scar releases fascial tension, restores range of motion, and decreases pain.
What is Scar Injection Therapy?
Scar injection therapy involves injecting sugar water and vitamin B12 directly into the scar tissue. This solution helps to break up the scar tissue, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain.
This therapy is often used to treat scars that have formed as a result of surgery, injury, or other trauma. It is particularly effective for scars that are causing pain, discomfort, or limiting movement.
How Does Scar Injection Therapy Work?
Scar tissue is formed when the body repairs damaged skin or tissue. While scar tissue is important for healing, it can sometimes cause problems, particularly when it forms in areas that are subject to movement or pressure.
Scar tissue can be thick, inflexible, and can even form adhesions to surrounding tissues, which can cause pain and limit mobility. Scar injection therapy works by breaking up the scar tissue and reducing inflammation, which can help to alleviate pain and improve range of motion.
What to Expect During Scar Injection Therapy
During scar injection therapy, a small needle is used to inject the solution directly into the scar tissue. The procedure is quick minimally painful and can be done in the office. There is no downtime or need to change your physical activity after this procedure.
After the injection, patients may experience some mild discomfort or swelling that subsides within a few hours.
Benefits of Scar Injection Therapy
Scar injection therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for patients who are experiencing pain or discomfort due to scar tissue. It is a non-invasive procedure that can be done in the office, and it typically requires little to no downtime.
One of the benefits of scar injection therapy is that it can provide immediate relief from pain and discomfort. Patients may also experience improved range of motion and flexibility as a result of the treatment.
Additionally, scar injection therapy can be combined with other therapies, such as trigger point injections, prolotherapy, or PRP injections to help patients achieve optimal results.
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort due to in the months, years, or decades after having a surgery that produced a scar, scar injection therapy may be a viable treatment option. Scar injection therapy can be an effective way to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and help you get back to doing the things you love.
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