Scar Tissue and pain related symptoms are often overlooked in pain throughout our body. If you have a scar, read on to know more on how it may be affecting you.
For some, scar(s) bears a reminder of the trauma to achieve it while some just think it's unsightly or aesthetically unpleasing to the eyes but whatever the reason is, ridding of a scar can be costly as they go under the cosmetic surgery category. So here, we will help you to do a DIY thus affordable for anyone who's willing to give it a try to self treat your scar. Releasing a scar can as well release any kept emotions or trauma within it.
First let's talk about the most recent developments in the research field of the connective tissue commonly known as fascia. The fascial networks under our skin are thorough enough that whatever we do with our body will be reflected both inside out and vice versa. Think about how our fascia is literally under the skin right down to the bones, covering each and every organ and our "insides" (Pic 1.1). Our tissues need a bit of tough love to keep them having optimal elasticity, pliability, the flow of interstitial fluids which is essential for a healthy and pain-free body! It also helps us recover from our workouts faster, helps us avoid pain, repetitive motion injuries and all the things that give us pain in our adulthood lifespan. Now with the picture below (Pic1.1), you can have an idea if you cut the fabric you would have to sew it back and the fabric gets shorter and starts pulling places beyond the sewn area. Now without realising this and going back into life and doing our sports or living a sedentary lifestyle, we are creating more fibrotic tissue which is a build-up of tissue to hold the integrity of the affected area. Months pass by and now you have created a strain of patterns which may be interpreted as tightness of the traps, lower back, shoulder dull pain and aches for example. By this time you would have changed your body's mechanics due to sub-conscious shifting of your body daily for the past weeks that have become months and soon enough chronic pain is manifested into something that would be bothering you or might even be something that is affecting your quality of life. Now that pain will manifest into you being easily agitated or feeling tired and having a lack of energy...things that we don't actually think is associated with our scar(s)!
Scars are never alike and the depth of it is hard to tell, just like the iceberg concept (Pic 2). But you can be sure the tissues from the area of the scar is affected and has more fibrotic tissues around it which may be pulling or impinging nerves and causing tissue hypoxia in muscles, which again depends on the types of scar and depth of the healed scar tissues.