Laser Therapy for Scar Tissue Pain
What is scar tissue pain?
Scar tissue pain occurs after trauma or an operation, and can result in chronic pain in and around the scar area. What people can sometimes forget, is that not only there a superficial scar, but also scarring in the tissue underneath the skin.
Causes of scar tissue pain
The cause of scar tissue pain is damage to a small skin nerve, or when a nerve is squeezed by the scar tissue. In scar tissue pain, which can occur after an operation, there sometimes mention of neuroma formation at the end of a damaged skin nerve. After some interventions, such as knee surgery, shoulder operations, wrist operations, and C-Sections, scar tissue pain is more common.
Complaints and symptoms of scar tissue pain
Patients with scar tissue pain typically complain of neuropathic pain, during which continuous pain is present, alternating with spontaneous attacks of stabbing pain in the scar area. This pain can sometimes occur after a complaint-free period lasting some months postoperatively.
Scar Tissue Pain Treatment
Advanced Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is administered to the scar and surrounding areas. Laser therapy helps to rebuild healthy tissue post surgery or trauma, decreases pain, increases blood flow to the affected area, and increases the body's natural healing capabilities. The therapy is painless and most patients feel a soothing warmth as the treatment is administered. Treatment duration is dependent upon the severity of the scar and chronicity of the issue.
Types of Scar Tissue Pain
The Deep Tissue Laser Therapy treatment is effective for treatment of pain associated with scar tissue formation from:
- Post-surgical knee pain
- Post-surgical shoulder pain
- Post-surgical hip pain
- Post-surgical elbow, wrist and hand pain
- C-Section scar tissue pain
Dr. Callie Gant and Dr. Michael Buczynski founded Art of Health Chiropractic with the goal of creating a happier, healthier Nashville. Feel free to call the office at 615-953-7544 with any questions or to schedule your first appointment.