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Scar Tissue Conditions

Scar Tissue Conditions

Any injury that breaks the skin can lead to a scar. Scars are a natural part of the healing process, and while they aren’t typically harmful on their own, scar tissue can restrict movement and affect the skin’s flexibility. If scars are causing you problems in your daily life, discover our natural solutions at Motus Integrative Health. We utilize a variety of safe treatments to reduce scarring and any impacts it has on your well-being. 

Why Scars Form

Scarring is a natural process that occurs when the skin is damaged. After an injury, the body releases a protein called collagen that fills up the areas where tissues are damaged. The collagen lets the wound heal and strengthens the area. During the early stages of healing, collagen production continues for a few months, which increases blood supply. As a result, scars can restrict movement and cause discomfort, making treatment essential.

Types of Scars and Associated Conditions

Scars form differently from person to person. The same injury doesn’t heal identically, leading to variations in a scar’s appearance. Collagen buildup is to blame for many raised scars. 

  • Keloid Scars. These scars develop when too much collagen is created, which causes tissue to overgrow. The scar will continue to grow even once the wound is finished healing, leading to a raised, red appearance. If the scar is particularly severe or tight, it may limit movement around a joint. They may also spread past the area that was injured. 
  • Active Scars. Sometimes, a scar can interfere with muscle and joint movement, particularly when the scar affects the soft tissues. These active scars, which are also called abnormal scars, can cause myofascial pain particularly when an individual moves the affected area. 
  • Post-Surgical Scars. Surgeries are highly invasive, and in many cases, the skin must be cut open for the procedure. While these wounds are carefully treated in a medical setting, it’s common to experience scarring after c-sections, appendix removal, surgeries for tumors and many more.

Typically, scars will fade over the span of about 2 years, past which they are permanent and will not go away entirely on their own. Depending on the scar, you may wish to treat it to reduce its appearance. That’s where our chiropractic team steps in. 

Natural Treatments for Scars

If you’re unhappy with a scar’s impact on your appearance, know that you have options. Motus Integrative Health introduces a number of natural techniques to promote healing and reduction in appearance. A scar can make you feel insecure for any number of reasons, and we’re here to help. We provide natural treatments to reduce a scar’s texture or color and help the tissues heal:

  • Massage Therapy. For some, massage therapy is effective in treating scar tissue. A massage boosts circulation to the affected area. 
  • Dry Needling. We’ve achieved success for our patients through dry needling, which helps to soften the scars.
  • Other Modalities. Other treatments may help, such as trigger point therapy or medical massage. 

Treat Scar Tissue With a Chiropractor

Scars are incredibly common, and if you’d like to reduce their appearance, call Motus Integrative Health to schedule a wellness consultation.

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