We Treat Myomectomy Pain Naturally
Myomectomy is a significant surgery – one that can cause pain due to adhesions that remain in the body long after the procedure. Clear Passage is a world leader in the treatment of post-surgical pelvic pain and adhesions, with over 20 years experience treating the pain that sometimes follows myomectomy. Studies published in peer-reviewed U.S. and international medical journals found that this physio/physical therapy decreased adhesion-related pelvic pain significantly. Complete our online Request Consultation form to receive a free phone consultation with an expert therapist and learn more.
A fibroid may be as small as a grapefruit seed or as large as a grapefruit; in rare cases, a fibroid may grow even larger. Fibroids are generally benign (non-cancerous) and classified as submucosal (growing into the uterus), intramural (within the wall of the uterus) or subserosal (on the outside of the uterus).
Myomectomy can help relieve heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain, and improve a woman’s chances for successful pregnancy. But, like other surgeries, it can also leave painful adhesions and scarring. Moreover, myomectomy may clear present fibroids but cannot stop new fibroids from developing later. Thus, a repeat myomectomy may be recommended for some women.
Immediately after surgery, tiny strands of collagen rush to the site that has been cut, to start the process of healing. There, they lay down in a random pattern to create powerful adhesive bonds that have strength of 2,000 pounds per square inch. After a myomectomy, these adhesions can remain in the body for life, as a permanent by-product of the surgery.
Women who undergo myomectomy sometimes experience deep or superficial pain (or both) as the body develops scars and adhesions to help the body heal from the surgery. Adhesions within the uterus (Asherman’s syndrome) can impair fertility by causing tightness or spasm, thus decreasing the chances of successful implantation of a fertilized egg or increasing the chance for miscarriage. Adhesions outside of the uterus can cause infertility by binding delicate reproductive structures such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes together, impairing their function.
We are experts at treating uterine and post-surgical adhesions. We faced this situation over 20 years ago when our director of services, physical therapist Belinda Wurn, developed severe adhesions after pelvic surgery and radiation therapy to treat her cancer. Unable to work due to her pelvic pain and having seen the devastating and debilitating effects of post-surgical adhesions in her own patients, she was determined to find a non-surgical way to treat 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 dissipate or permanently deform with certain manual therapy techniques. With this knowledge, they developed the Wurn Technique® to unravel the bonds between the fibers that comprise adhesions.