If you are suffering from a tugging and pulling sensation and tingling in your pelvic area, there is a good chance you have adhesions. If you have had a caesarian section or any type of abdominal surgery, adhesions can develop as the body tries to heal, causing your pain and discomfort.
Pelvic adhesions form when your body is trying to heal from an infection, trauma, inflammation or surgery. These adhesions consist of scarring as the tissue tries to repair itself. The adhesions can join structures in the body with a glue-like bond that can last for a lifetime. Sometimes these adhesions bind the digestive, reproductive and urogenital organs so tightly that it interferes with the functions of these organs and also causes pain, according to Clearpassage.com.
Unfortunately, once adhesions develop there is no way for the body to get rid of them. Adhesions have a strength of 2,000 lbs. per square inch, causing the tugging and pulling sensation.
Adhesions can form in various shapes, including curtain-like or rope forms. Adhesions can be thick or thin, coarse or filmy and may be deep within our bodies or on the surface of our body structures. The adhesions can stretch the length of the body, preventing a person from standing upright. Our bodies pull and move against these adhesions, which causes us discomfort. You may experience referred pain, which means that the adhesions are tugging on a part of your body that wasn’t involved in the original tissue trauma and this is making that part of the body hurt. If your bowels or intestines become obstructed by adhesions, this can be life-threatening, according to Gynob.com.
When a woman develops adhesions, this can block the fallopian tubes, cover one or both ovaries and cause inflammation in the walls of the uterus, which may result in infertility. This may cause pain. If adhesions occur in the cervix, this can cause pain during intercourse. The adhesions can also make it difficult for the sperm to enter the uterus. When the cervix is plagued with adhesions, each time a woman takes a step, the cervix is pulled by the adhesion. When adhesions develop on the uterine walls, this decreases your chance of becoming pregnant because implantation is not apt to occur.
Surgery used to be the only alternative to removing adhesions. This procedure is called “Lysis of adhesions” and can be performed via laproscopy or regular surgery. The adhesions are burned or cut away. However, the adhesions tend to reoccur or get even worse because of the surgery. There is also a chance that damage can be done to underlying structures when this type of surgery is peformed. Consequently, surgery is not always recommended.
Belinda Wurn and her husband, massage therapist Larry Wurn, developed a procedure to get rid of adhesions. The couple discovered that applying sustained pressure to site over a period of time will dissolve and dissipate adhesions. This is called the Wurn Technique, which is noninvasive.