If you have had a c-section, hysterectomy or any other abdominal surgery or know someone who has, this post is for you.
33% of women in the U.S. deliver via c-section. Every 10 minutes, 12 hysterectomies are performed in the U.S according to the National Uterine Fibroid Foundation. Both are considered abdominal surgeries. Of patients who undergo abdominal surgery, 93% will develop adhesions, Adhesions can be thought of as internal scar tissue that connects tissues and organsthat are not supposed to be connected. For that reason, adhesions cause the majority of small bowel obstructions in adults.
Can you imagine having a c-section in your 20s or 30s then having constipation, low back and pelvic pain as well as discomfort with sex decades later as a result? Unfortunately, that is a reality for more people than you can imagine. Although everyone who has abdominal surgery should perform scar tissue massage, most people don’t know that they should, why it is so important or how to do it. My hope is that this post eliminates the guess work.
You can begin working on your scar as soon as your doctor confirms that the scar is healed. Although it can be too early to work on your scar, it is never too late. If you have had a c-section at least 6 weeks ago, please contact me for a one-on-one consultation as releasing the scar tissue is only half of the remodeling process. The other half is committing to an individualized program for restoring core stability and balance.
Although we all get busy, I think you’d agree that this is something worth carving out the time for. If you have any questions, please contact me.