The effects of scar tissue on your activity level, and nonsurgical treatments that can help.
How do chiropractic care, acupuncture, and ESWT help with scar tissue?
Scar tissue forms when your body’s cells and tissue heals from an injury (trauma) or inflammation. Internal scar tissue forms to help the body heal after surgery, an accident, fall, infection, radiation therapy, and endometriosis. In some cases, scar tissues link to form an adhesion, which is a band of scar tissue. These adhesions can sometimes affect the proper functioning of our internal organs, joints, and nerves, requiring further surgery or other nonsurgical treatments to help break down, dissolve, and remove the obstructive scar tissue. In many cases, one would be hesitant to undergo another surgery if the scar tissue was caused by an initial surgery. There are options available to help reduce the negative effects of scar tissue that do not require surgery. In fact Springs Chiropractic offers several non-surgical options to treat scar tissue including therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care that is specifically performed to treat the limitations and pain caused by scar tissue.
It is important to know that most adhesions do not show up on x-rays, MRIs, or ultrasound tests. Some people are more prone to developing scar tissue than others. Some do not experience any trouble from internal adhesions, but others suffer when their internal scar tissue causes pain, hinders movement, and affects not only their quality of life but also their activity level. Whether you are a professional athlete or simply enjoy playing recreational sports for fun, exercise, and pleasure, this could have a huge impact on your enjoyment of life. Symptoms can also manifest in other parts of the body, causing confusion as to the true source of the pain. Adhesions are often the root cause of chronic pain in many individuals.
There are several effective, nonsurgical treatments for scar tissue, such as regular chiropractic care, steroid injections, laser therapy, and cryotherapy. Massage therapy and regular chiropractic care can also be effective in helping to break down scar tissue, enhance range of motion, and increase the flow of blood to affected areas.
If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms as a result of scar tissue or adhesions, check with your health care provider. If you are looking for sports injury doctors who offer various techniques to treat sports-related injuries, call the experts at Springs Chiropractic. We have muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy, dry needling, laser therapy, kinesio tape, acupuncture, massage, and manipulation available. Your pain management treatment will be customized to fit your unique condition and situation, and we will do our best to help you avoid surgery whenever possible.