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Can scars create pain elsewhere in the body? YES! Myofascial Release can help!

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

Can a C-Section and Back Pain be related? During my first session with a client, I ask a lot of questions. One of those questions is about any surgeries. Why? Because if you’ve had any surgeries, I want to check your scar. A scar might look small or smooth on the surface, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Scars are like rubber bands or twisty ties in the fascial web of your body. They are going to be tight by definition. That is their job. Scar tissue will never be anything else. You just want it to be pliable and moveable so it can go along with the tissue it is in. So many people think that the tightness they feel around a scar is normal. It doesn’t have to be. I see quite a few females with low back pain. If they have children, one of the questions I ask is, “Have you had a C-Section?” Most clients don’t realize how much of an effect that scar on the front can have on their lower back, along with their pelvis and everything that lies within it. Those scars can also have an effect on areas far away from the site. Scars in the abdomen and pelvis are problematic because they exist in such a soft environment where compensation to the scar is possible for many years before the person experiences symptoms from them. As long as a client is comfortable with it, I always check their C-section scar. It’s not uncommon to hear them say, “Oh wow, that’s tender.”…”I feel that where it hurts in my back.”…”That area always tends to be numb so I just try to ignore it.” After addressing a client’s C-section scar, they often report that they no longer feel the tightness or the pull they had felt in that area. And not just C-section scars. Hysterectomy, gallbladder, laparoscopy, abdominoplasty, back surgery, joint replacement scars, hernia repair. Any type of scar. Anywhere on your body. If you don’t think you have a scar. We all have at least one. Our navel. Is a scar always the cause of your issue? Not necessarily. But it’s always an important place to check.

Karen Burg, a Massage Therapist, specializes in Myofascial Release for those suffering from chronic pain, acute injury and trauma. It’s her calling to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal. She’s known for blending the ancient wisdom of Myofascial Release with empathy and compassion to offer powerful, mind/body education and treatment, resulting in personal empowerment, long-lasting pain relief and an amazing, joyful life. Dynamic Myofascial Release is here to help you.

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