Most of us who have been pregnant have watched “A Baby Story” on TLC at least a few times in the anticipation of imagining how we will get through the birth process. When you watch a c-section, and you see the way they pull and tug on the body after it is cut open, it is a little hard to swallow especially if you have had one or are anticipating one. I have watched the graphics on TV and YouTube. I have also experienced a c-section and I do not want to see the graphics again imagining that is exactly what happened to me.
The slides that I will be using in my next few posts were taken from a presentation that I did for the Young Living Convention 2014. It was so widely accepted and liked that I will be posting from this presentation.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SURGERY?
Usually a transverse cut is made on the abdominal region through the muscle and tissue, and then again into the uterus. What I want you to notice though on the pictures is the anatomy inside the pelvic area. It is so intricately designed and close knit. There are layers of structures such as the skeleton, the muscles, the nerves, the vascular system, and organs. Everything has a perfect place and when it remains in it’s perfect place and not inflamed the body works properly.
A scar…. of course.
The body heals itself. A scar forms over the incision site, and if the body is remotely healthy and does not get infected with germs there is usually not a problem with the wound healing normally. The body lays down extra collagen fibers to close the open skin and to strengthen it. The scar tissue itself is never as strong as the original tissue. It takes about a year for the tissue to reach maturation and completion.
WHAT HAPPENS UNDER THE SCAR?
Adhesions are fibrous bands that form between tissues and organs, thought to be the result of surgery. This can be considered an internal scar. This internal scar/adhesion connects tissues together that should not be connected. Let me introduce you to another substance in the body called fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue of the body that is woven intrically through and around all the structures. This is also a communication system in the body. The fascia is one piece that goes from the head to the toe. You could say it holds things in their proper place.
Now, let me explain the issue and what happens when these two meet!
It’s not good. The adhesions that form connect tissues and organs that should not be connected. The adhesions pull on the fascia creating a straight jacket affect, this in turns puts pressure on muscles even pulling them out of place all the while the muscle can even be restricting the nerves leading to pain. These adhesions can also attach themselves to or wrap around organs. The results of adhesions can be pain, loss of range of motion, and system/organ dysfunction.
This relationship between adhesions and the fascia system causes all kinds of problems in the body from a long list of female health issues to an even longer list of chronic pain problems.
This is the reason that after a MPS-SRT that a patient reports a decrease in pain and other health issues or dysfunctions that get better or even go away!
These creepy crawling adhesions go where ever they want and latch on in a spiderlike- web like way.
The craziest part is the most scars don’t even hurt so no one realizes the scar itself can actually be the pain source but the symptoms are produced in other areas of the body.
It does not matter how old a scar is… since childhood… it still heals this way and at some point in your life can cause pain or dysfunction. This is why when I treat my patients, I ask about all the scars on their body. When all the scars on the body are treated with a MPS-SRT it allows the body to heal itself.
Check back soon to learn what happens!
OTR/L, MPS Instructor
a.k.a. Queen of Scars