Despite scars having tremendous hidden impact throughout the body, they and their undesirable impacts can be easily eliminated. Impacts can include creating pain, tightness, and stiffness in other body parts; disrupting the nervous system function; inhibiting the body’s ability to move well; producing compensations; generating psychological effects; and being visibly undesirable.
Scars affect the body’s intricate neural network which can significantly disturb the entire body’s ability to move the way it is designed to move. Body parts nearby and far from the scar site can be severely affected by a scar. Fibrous tissue that is a scar can cause pain, numbness, tightness, sensitivity, itching, reduced flexibility, or raised skin (keloid). A scar does not need to have any of the symptoms listed above to also impact how the body moves and builds compensations upon compensations, which creates compounding dysfunction and havoc that may not be obvious.
As an example, Abdominal and Pelvic scars are intimately connected to low back, sacral, and/or hip pain. In addition, it is very common that an abdominal or pelvic scar shuts down the core. Crunches and planks alone will not bring back the full proper function to the core. Releasing the scar tissue and reintegrating healthy core movement is required. It’s surprisingly fast how the pain goes away once the scar is released.
Common causes of scars include accidents and surgeries. Causes of scars resulting from accidents include car accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries, workplace accidents, animal accidents, etc. A few examples of surgical scars are: mastectomy, appendectomy, galbladder, C-section, breast augmentation and reduction, heart bypass/stints, face lifts, hip replacement, knee replacement, spinal fusion, etc.
Surgeons do not usually treat the scars resulting from surgeries, nor do they typically educate patients on the importance of mobilizing scars, releasing scars and avoiding adherence to underlying tissues.
Unsightly and sensitive scars occur on the body from surgeries, traumas, and accidents. The visible physical portion of a scar, which lies on the skin’s surface, is merely the tip of the iceberg. Most of a scar lies below the skin surface where it grows roots while healing, like a tree, that pull on sensitive structures of the body far beyond and close to the scar itself.
Psychological effects of scars can be even more devastating than their physical effects and can include depression, embarrassment, low self esteem and body image, shyness, and social withdrawl.
There is no more need to suffer from the multitude of effects from scars. Several scar-relieving therapies are available at The Lasting Pain Relief Center (LPR). Therapies include Myofascial Release (MFR), Reiki, and NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT).
A state-of-the-art therapy known as Myofascial Release (MFR) releases the tightness and underlying tentacles below the skin’s surface, softens the skin, relieves pain and itching, restores normal sensation, decreases the size and density of scar tissue, and restores flexibility. It is a safe, gentle hands-on therapy.
Dr Oz endorses and uses Reiki in his medical practice to accelerate his patients’ healing from many type of accidents and surgeries. Reiki relieves the psychological effects of scars, as well as creates relaxation and balance, relieves pain and chronic fatigue, reduces anxiety and depression, improves sleep and mental clarity, clears physical and emotional trauma, and increases energy.
NKT™ works with releasing scars and correcting their affect on movement patterns throughout the entire body. Because scars interrupt the flow of efferent and afferent nerve communication and information, their presence must be corrected with, not just manual manipulation, but also via their influence on dysfunctional movement patterns. Think of the body as a giant electrical system. Your body speaks the language of electricity. Movement is an electrical signal from the brain to the muscles. When the skin is adhered to underlying contractile tissue (via a scar) it interferes with this signal and the muscles cannot work properly which leads to pain, tightness and stiffness, as well as, compensations.