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Raised scar site normal?

Hello all,
I am 3 weeks post my c6-7 ACDF just wondering if it is normal to have a raised scar still? At my follow up appointment my PA told me to ice it to see if I could get it to flatten out a bit. The scar is definitely healed and not infected. I did start putting on vitamin A to help decrease the scar appearance. Just wondering if anyone else has had a scar was slightly raised? Maybe this is normal . I really have no idea. Thanks a bunch.


  • Hi, I am 3 months post op and I still have a raised scar on the back of my neck. When I do my neck stretches and look down, the scar feels real tight and when I put my hand there the incision scar is really raised. My Dr. told me that was part of the healing process.
  • Hi reddragun,
    That makes me feel better. I guess we heal on the outside first then on the inside. It seems like mine has gone down an bit more on one side. I think the vitamin E is helping. Good to hear that I am not the only one with a raised scar.
  • I have had 3 spinal surgeries and my scar had always been raised after them. What will help to flatten it out (at least for me it's helped) is PT and a massage therapist working on softening up the scar tissue which in turn will help flatten it out also.
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