While we think of scars as occurring on the surface of the skin, scar tissue also forms underneath the skin. When this happens, it can cause what we call a “fascial adhesion” — tiny threads of connective tissue that attach from the scar/skin/surface onto the body structures below. Depending on the location of the incision or cut that caused the scar, these tiny adhesions can attach to joint tissues, organs, bones, or other structures. These adhesions can restrict motion and cause significant issues in surrounding tissues, including a variety of persistent pain patterns.
By treating the scar and reducing the adhesions below it, we can correct and eliminate persistent pain, even when surgery, PT, chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, and other pain modalities have failed. Most experience an 80-100% pain or symptom resolution within just a handful of treatments.