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Scar Tissue

While the body’s formation of scar tissue is an awesome demonstration of  self-preservation, the resulting fibrous mass can set the stage for problems.  A simple scar from a childhood injury to a major scar from surgery or as the result of burn can have a lifelong physiological effect on the body

For the most part, scar tissue does a good job of 'holding things together'  It also has the potential to spread in any direction including internally and can restrict movement or  function anywhere in the body, internally as well as on the surface.   It’s important to bear in mind that the scar that you can see is actually only the tip of the iceberg as most scars extend deeper into the body than the bit of scar that is outwardly visible. 

 

  • The formation of scar tissue near the nerve root (also called epidural fibrosis) is a common occurrence after back surgery. 
  • Scar tissue can adhere to muscle fibers, preventing them from sliding back and forth properly. It can adhere to connective tissues, limiting the flexibility of a muscle or joint.
  • Scar tissue is a common contributing factor to pelvic pain:  


Wherever it decides to hang out, scar tissue pulls on the surrounding tissue making the area taut and restricting blood flow, a situation that often results in pain. Additionally, scar tissue can bind up layers of muscle and connective tissue adhere to muscle fibers, preventing them from sliding back and forth properlyand causing varying degrees of limited movement and pain.

 

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