We Treat C-Section Pain Naturally
Chronic pelvic or intercourse pain is common after a Cesarean Section (C-section), a major surgery that cuts through several layers of sensitive pelvic tissue. The pain is often caused by adhesions, the powerful internal bonds that form when the body heals from the surgical procedure. Corrective surgery can cause more adhesions, exacerbating the problem.
Clear Passage is a world leader in treating pelvic pain with a non-surgical manual physio/physical therapy. We have over two decades of experience treating C-section and intercourse pain and studies on our work have been published in peer-reviewed U.S. and international medical journals. Complete our online Request Consultation form to receive a free phone consultation with an expert therapist and learn whether this therapy can help you.
The body forms adhesions after surgical procedures, including C-section. Learn about how the Wurn Technique treats post-surgical adhesions and pain:
This can result in an uncomfortable pulling sensation or pain. When adhesions form in the delicate folds of the bowels, they can cause pain or digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation or irritable bowel syndrome. In severe cases, these adhesions can lead to bowel obstruction, a potentially life-threatening condition. C-section adhesions can also form in the delicate tissues of the reproductive tract, causing secondary infertility, pelvic pain or intercourse pain.
C-section is the most common surgery among women in the United States. (Office of Women’s Health, 2009b) During a C-section, the physician cuts through the skin and abdominal walls, then cuts the uterus with an incision large enough to remove the infant(s).
Complications such as a breech baby or a vaginal birth that is not progressing may lead to a C-section. Most physicians feel that a vaginal birth is safer and healthier for the mother and infant.
Clear Passage has over two decades of experience and success relieving C-section pain and dysfunction, without surgery or drugs.We know pelvic adhesions well. We faced this situation 20 years ago when our National Director of Services, Belinda Wurn, developed severe adhesions after pelvic surgery and radiation therapy. Unable to work due to the pain, and having seen the devastating and debilitating effects of pelvic adhesions in her own patients, she was determined to find a non-surgical way to address adhesions.
With her husband, massage therapist Larry Wurn, Belinda took a much deeper look at the etiology and biomechanics of adhesion formation. They found that the chemical bonds that attached each of the tiny collagen fibers to its neighbor appeared to detach when placed under sustained pressure or shearing over time. With this knowledge, they developed the Wurn Technique® to unravel the bonds between the fibers that comprise adhesions.When patients who have undergone C-section come to us with pain, dysfunction or infertility, our physical therapists evaluate the uterus and pelvic and abdominal structures for areas of tension or restricted mobility. They pay particular attention to the areas around incisions. Considering the tendency of adhesions to spread, they then examine the entire body for areas of pain, tension and decreased mobility. The “hands-on” techniques we provide have been shown in peer-reviewed medical journals to reduce adhesions, decrease pain and improve soft tissue mobility, without the risks of surgery or drugs.
While lysis of adhesions can be effective, surgery has two major drawbacks:
- it carries risks from anesthesia and infection
- despite the best skills of the finest surgeon, the body creates more abdominal adhesions as it heals from the surgery designed to remove them.
A study in Digestive Surgery showed that more than 90% of patients develop adhesions after c-section treatment following open abdominal surgery and 55% to 100% of women develop adhesions following pelvic surgery. (Liakakos et al., 2001) Another study reported that 35% of all open abdominal or pelvic surgery patients were readmitted to the hospital more than twice to treat post-surgical adhesions during the 10 years after their original surgery. (Ellis et al., 1999) Thus, abdominal surgery itself has been implicated as a major cause of adhesion formation and many patients become trapped in a cycle of surgery-adhesions-surgery.