When you undergo a surgical procedure or when you injure a soft tissue structure like muscles or tendons, or even when you cut your skin open, your body’s immune inflammatory system will take over and begin the tissue healing process. This process involves creating new and healthy cells to replace the ones that were damaged or lost. Some of the newly created cells are formed with collagen, this would promote strength within those tissues under normal circumstances. Collagen is a very important protein that is found in all of your soft tissues.
However, when your body undergoes trauma like surgery or skin wound or any significant injury, these collagen cells can clump up together in a very abnormal way which eventually causes the scar tissue to form replacing the normal skin. Scar tissues have a different composition from normal healthy connective tissue. It can harden, shrink, and interfere with normal tissue mobility. Often times, it is the scar tissue that can cause problems around the area, if it is treated properly, the injured tissue will be remodelled into healthy tissue which means that the normal behaviour of tissue is restored.
Scar tissue built up can cause pain, and create stiffness or tightness around the area as it can limit your range of motion, and might affect your daily activities. In addition, it can also leave long-lasting and unsightly marks (stretch marks). However, there are a few scar treatment methods that can either helps to reduce or eliminate the scar tissues in your body.
Here in Lakeside Chiropractic located in Joondalup, all of our Chiropractors are cold laser therapists and are able to provide cold laser therapy for scar tissue treatments. If you have any further questions or would like to book an appointment, give us a call on 9300 0095 or head to our website to book at www.lakesidechiro.com.auSchedule an Appointment