If you are looking for relief from a chronic or recurrent pain, one factor to consider is the impact that scars can have on resolving your discomfort.
Scars from common surgery, such as having your appendix removed (appendectomy), repairing a groin hernia, a Caesarian section or facelift can all cause not only pain in the surrounding joints, but also tension throughout the body.
Whether the scars are recent or decades old, it is worth investigating the impact they can have on how you feel.
This article will provide you with an overview as to how scars may affect your health and how Scar Integration Technique can help you to feel better.
Scars are the body’s natural way of repairing wounds to the skin and other tissues.
The healing process after accidents, disease or surgery, results in some degree of scarring.
Scar tissue has a different texture and quality to surrounding, undamaged tissue. It is drier and less elastic.
Areas of the body that have scarring will be less flexible. This lack of flexibility will not only affect the local area, but can have an effect on movement throughout the body.
In order to understand this, it is helpful to look at the structure of the body.
The entire body is connected and supported by one continuous fabric called fascia. It covers, surrounds, separates and organizes all the major structures of the body including muscles, nerves and blood vessels.
As this tissue runs from your head down to your toes, changes in its tension, such as from scarring, will have an effect not only locally but in areas far removed from the actual scar.
Our fascia can become strained by the scars from surgeries mentioned, appendectomy and Caesarian section.
These scars result in forward and inward pulling forces on the back and pelvis that can cause compression in the joints of the lower back, pelvis and hips. This can lead to back and hip pain.
Unless you address the scar tissue, and only treat the joints and muscles of the hip and back, you may not resolve your pain.
In addition, this abdominal scarring will pull downward on the upper trunk causing tension in the neck and shoulder girdle, which may result in neck and upper back pain and stiffness.
Treatments addressing abdominal scarring in cases of neck and shoulder pain can offer a more effective way of reducing pain than those focused solely on the specific area of pain.
Frequently performed operations such as: knee ligament repair, hip replacements, hernia repair, uterine fibroid removal, prostatectomy, heart valve repair, cosmetic surgery including facelifts, and dental procedures such as implants all result in scarring that could potentially lead to tightness and pain.
Scar Treatment Technique
Katrine Cakuls uses refined, gentle yet effective hands-on treatment to mobilize scarring locally and in related areas throughout the body that have been strained by scars
As the strains of the scarring are released and movement improves, your body will be able to heal itself.
Tension across muscles will normalize, so they are doing only the amount of work that they were designed to do. This decrease in muscle strain will result in decreased inflammation and so decreased pain.
Blood vessels will be able to more readily bring nutrients to inflamed areas and take away toxic bi-products of inflammation, which results in less irritation, and so less pain.
Nerve signals will be better able to send their signals, allowing muscle tension and sensation to normalize.
As a summary, Scar Integration Technique works to normalize tension in your body related to scars, resulting in freer, more comfortable movement and health achieved naturally.