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Scar tissue!

backman38bbackman38 Posts: 37
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello everyone!

I got some scar tissur after my surgery. I've have a few questions;

Why does it form?

How can it's developement be presented?

Does overdoing it or subjecting the spine to trauma encourage its developement?

These are topics I seem to leave the ns office with less answers than before I went, if that is possible?




  • Backman,
    I don't think doctors understand why scar develops in some more than others. I, too, have scar tissue. I don't know how much at this point, but know that I am prone to it. Some people's bodies just don't develop as much as others. I know that physical therapists can try to work with it and it helps some. For me, I am struggling, since the docs don't understand why I'm in pain. Only a small amount of scarring showed up on my MRI. There are nerve gliding exercises you can do to help, although I still have pain and I've been doing them since my surgery (9 months ago). Go online and look up scar tissue or epidural fibrosis to learn more about scarring after back surgery. It might help with some of your questions.

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