Whether from injury or from surgery, cuts and scrapes often lead to scarring.

What you can see on the surface is the thickening or discoloration of the healed or healing skin. What you can’t see is the layers of connective tissue underneath the skin, which can attach and adhere to structures below the visible scar. These adhesions are where problems arise. Depending on where the scar is located, these strands of connective tissue can adhere to organs, muscles, and joints and restrict the way these structures function.

For those who have had past bladder surgeries, C-sections, or hernia repair surgery, this may look like:

  • Frequent UTIs
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful periods
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Hip pain
  • Low back pain

For those who have had scars near their joints, from joint repair or joint replacement surgery or from falls or injuries, this often appears as pain in the joint itself, or pain in joints a few segments away.

Scars from knee surgeries, such as those to repair a meniscus tear, an ACL or PCL injury, or for joint replacement surgery, can create post-surgical symptoms such as:

  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot/arch pain
  • Low back pain

For scars around the shoulder joint, it’s more likely to see:

  • Neck pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Carpal tunnel

For scars directly over the spine, where your nerves emerge from the spinal cord, the symptoms can be more global. This might look like generalized upper body pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatica, or generalized neck or back pain.

Because of the proximity to your nerves and spinal cord—the control centers of of sensation—scars over the spine can cause pain syndromes throughout the body that are complex and can feel debilitating.

The solution

While the symptoms of scar adhesion can feel complex and overwhelming, the solution is straightforward. Subcutaneous (“under the skin”) injections beneath the surface of the scar can break through the tendrils that have attached to deeper structures, restricting motion and function. Once these tendrils are released and alignment is restored pain melts away and the surrounding structures that have been inhibited by the scar tissue can return to optimal function.

Pain in the surrounding tissue and even in distant parts of the body clears…
Posture and range of motion improves…
…and you get your life back!

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