So. What can we do about them? Obviously, the first line of defense is prevention. Like what? Adhesion barriers? Good surgical technique (like getting all the blood out before closing)? Getting all the endo out of our bodies as much as possible? Here's a nice article about adhesion prevention: http://www.centerforendo.com/articles/adhesionsupdate.htm
Okay, so what about the ones you already have? Is there a way to improve mobility, possibly help with pain? One thought is the use of myofascial release. What's that? I'm glad you asked.
"Myofascial therapy can be defined as "the facilitation of mechanical, neural and psycho physiological adaptive potential as interfaced by the myofascial system" with the "purpose of deep myofascial release is to release restrictions (barriers) within the deeper layers of fascia. This is accomplished by a stretching of the muscular elastic components of the fascia, along with the crosslinks, and changing the viscosity of the ground substance of fascia."
Anyone else hear the crickets chirp after that? In short, it's a technique to loosen or break up scar tissue to help with mobility & pain. (Here's a more simple explanation: http://www.peaksportschiropractic.com/treatments/myofascial-release-technique) It requires special training. It is often used as a part of pelvic physical therapy. As far as studies that show it to be effective in chronic pelvic pain, the very limited ones I've found state that it helps temporarily and is best used as part of a multi disciplined approach. (see
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11916-004-0066-0 and the article below*).
*No link for this one, so I had to copy and paste it all.
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