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Does Scar Tissue Block or interupt nerve pain?

adambaadamb Posts: 46
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Lower Back Pain
When I hurt my back there was a ton of pain and all the other stuff that comes with it. It got extreme and backed off, worse and less. This went on for Years. Anyway in the last few months before surgery I noticed a significant decrease in pain. I was told because of the amount of scar tissue build up in my low back it actually was interupting the pain and so it did not bother me. As all you know when pain is high and then when there is some relief you feel like 100 per cent better. Even though the pain even at its lowest, if it was with anyone else they would be in bed. SO I was wondering has anyone heard about Scar tissue blocking the pain?


  • I don't quite see how that would work...but obviously, just because I am not familiar with it doesn't mean it can't happen! :?

    The pain is generated by nerve compression, or irritation. I do not see how the addition of scar tissue would change this. Usually if a nerve becomes scarred, it is a source of pain.

    Scar tissue usually presses on a nerve or can become entangled in the nerve or grow into the nerve. All can be sources of pain. Or the nerve itself can become scarred, which causes the nerve to behave abnormally.

    What type of surgery were you supposed to have and at which level?
  • its been a while since I have last posted, but I wanted to comment on this subject. I did already have fusion surger L4/5 and I went in to it with little Pain, but there was a lot of damage done, so it was necassary. I still dont know why I had little pain the last few months or so, but there were a few others I had talked to that said they had no pain either. I was just wondering how this could be?
  • normally increases pain !! and is normal after surgery .i have a lot of epidural fibrosis {i have had most of it removed once } but it has come back again .its a dreadful thing to have and give you lots of pain .so i don't think that you have epidural fibrosis .
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