Patients with stomach or pelvic adhesions often report feeling as if parts of their body are bound in a straitjacket. In areas where they impose on pain-sensitive structures, they can cause constant or recurring pain. These adhesions can pull on structures distant from the original tissue trauma, causing distant dysfunction or referred pain in other areas of the body (e.g., up into the throat, down into the hip or leg.) Adhesions are typically the cause of the unexplained or complex patterns we see in many of our chronic pain patients.
A perineal tear that has healed normally can also be painful. Often, scar tissue will form along the vaginal opening where the tear was. This can lead to tissue restriction, limited blood flow, and pain, especially with intercourse or a pelvic examination.
We use a variety of treatments for patients with these kinds of conditions
Scar Tissue Release Therapy is a gentle and effective technique used to decrease discomfort, fascial adhesions, dark colouring or congestion of scar tissue. Adhesions that form in the abdomen can cause moderate to severe pain. Abdominal adhesions can cause ongoing digestive issues (e.g., bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, painful bowel movements) as they squeeze the intestines or pull the tailbone forward. In severe cases, they can cause bowel obstructions, a life-threatening condition that slows or prevents food from passing through the digestive tract. In the case of SIBO (bacterial overgrowth), they can prevent treated bacteria from leaving the body, causing ongoing recurrences of the condition.
Thiele's massage is a particular method of massage to the posterior pelvic floor muscles including the coccygeus. Dr Thiele, in his article on the cause and treatment of coccygodynia in 1963, states that the levator ani and coccygeus muscles are tender and spastic, while the tip of the coccyx is not usually tender in patients who complain of tailbone pain. We use these techniques in our clinic
These are just a few of the conditions we treat. If you can't find what you are suffering from here and are in any doubt as to whether we can help, please contact us to discuss and we will advise accordingly
Further useful information and support on birth injury can be found at The Masic Foundation