Physical Therapy Today: Physical therapy for post hysterectomy adhesions and pain
Abdominal adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form in the abdomen between organs. They can develop following any type of pelvic surgery, from a C-section or cyst removal to exploratory laparoscopic procedures. The bands of fibrous tissues typically act as a scab and dissolve when they’re no longer needed. If they don’t, physical therapy can be used to alleviate pain and improve quality of life.
The condition is common in women who have undergone a hysterectomy. The body’s immune system tries to repair the damage, but the process exacerbates the underlying problem. It’s a difficu...
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