Woman with cesarean scar

Scar Injection Therapy is a safe, natural, and effective treatment for pain and health conditions that can occur when an injury or surgery leaves a scar behind.

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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 restrict motion and cause significant issues, including persistent pain.

By treating the scar,  we can correct and eliminate pain — even when surgery, PT, chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, and other pain modalities have failed. Most patients experience 80–100% relief within just a handful of treatments.

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Common scar locations and their symptoms:

Scars from hernia surgeries

Common symptoms:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas/bloating
  • “SIBO” symptoms
  • Abdominal Pain
Shoulder scars:

Common symptoms

  • Reduced range of motion of the arm
  • Persistent pain
  • Pain in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing deeply
  • Frequent colds or coughs, or even pneumonia
  • Neck pain
  • Mid-back pain
  • Pain in the opposite shoulder
  • Headaches
Knee surgery scars:

Common symptoms:

  • Knee pain that persists even after surgery
  • Hip pain
  • Low back pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Calf pain
C-section or bladder surgery scars:

Common symptoms:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Incontinence
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Abs that don’t “fire” or activate correctly
  • Hip pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Low back pain (from abs not firing and supporting the spine
  • PMS/cramping
Scars from spinal or disc repair surgeries:

Common symptoms:

  • Residual “pre-surgery” symptoms, such as low back pain that persists even after repair surgery has occurred- these symptoms can be the same or slightly different than the ones that led to the surgery
  • Pain or restricted motion in nearby joints
  • NEW pain that comes on after surgery – this can be nearly anywhere, due to impairment of nerves coming out of the spinal cord and supplying distant tissues with sensation.
  • Numbness and tingling in arms, legs or feet
  • Headaches

FAQs

What is Scar Injection Therapy?

  • Dr. Storm uses a 5% dextrose solution, often in combination with vitamins like B12, B6, B-complex, and/or lidocaine, to “unhook” threads of scar tissue that have become anchored to structures underneath the skin. Scar Injection Therapy enables more motion and reduces pain.

How does it help?

  • Scar Therapy works by “cutting through” the tendrils of scar tissue deep to the skin’s surface. Once these tendrils are disengaged, the body has the opportunity to fully heal from surgery and injury.

Why Scar Injection Therapy?

  • Scar Injection Therapy is an effective treatment because it works from the inside out — unlike massage, chiropractic, and PT. Dr. Storm is able to very precisely isolate an area of scar tissue and release it in moments, untying it at the source.

Is Scar Injection Therapy for me?

  • If you have ever had a cut or incision that left a scar and still have pain, restricted range of motion, or “just haven’t felt the same” since the injury or operation, Scar Injection Therapy is an effective treatment for lasting relief.

When do I come in?

  • Scar Injection Therapy can safely be used within 4–6 weeks of surgery. It will decrease pain and speed healing, and get you on the road to a faster and more complete recovery.
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“When I was 8 years old I had bladder surgery to correct an abnormality that was causing frequent urinary tract infections and occasionally even kidney infections. The surgery was very painful and recovery took a very long time. My mom tells me I used to cry myself to sleep while I was healing. Flash forward into my adult years and I was still having urinary tract infections, about 2 times a month, often after having sex, even using excellent hygiene practices. I was taking antibiotics for each infection, who gave me horrible stomach pains and digestive issues. I started to see a functional medicine practitioner to help with my digestion, and when he found out about my surgery and the scar over my bladder, he recommended I see Dr. Storm. I was extremely nervous about needles, but in just 2 treatments I was no longer having UTIs! It’s 4 months since my last treatment, and this is the first time in my life that I can remember not having pelvic pain or pain after sex. Also, no more antibiotics! This was such a game changer and I cannot recommend scar therapy enough!”