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Sincerely, Dr. Russ
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Desperately trying to make contact!
Have emailed you several times, again about two minutes ago using email you gave me.
If you had lower back surgery can the scar tissue travel up to your neck? My doctor said this is what happened to me. I have never heard of such a thing. Is it possible?
Hello Kathleen. Two things to remember here. Number one is that Inflammation always leads to Scar Tissue (Fibrosis). I have several articles filed on my blog under “Inflammation” using the current peer-reviewed literature to attest to this. Secondly, if your back surgery fouls biomechanics enough, the kinetic chain can certainly be affected up into your cervical spine. However, my guess is that your doctor is doing one of those things that doctors often do, and making something up. For some reason the words, “I don’t know” are not in many doctor’s vocabularies (it’s an ego thing).
I just want to tell you how refreshing it was to read your website! I started out as an exercise physiologist, and have been a PT now for 20 years. I now practice in Redlands, California. For years I have been explaining to doctors and reassuring patients that the bruising I cause with my treatments is OK and part of the process when getting rid of fascial adhesions. My patients get outcomes much better than those seeing other therapists. It’s sad because the majority of physical therapists do minimal to no hands on anymore and I cringe when I watch their patients not get better. As horrible as it sounds, I tell my patients that it is like tenderizing meat! You have to break up the adhesions first if you are going to get anywhere with stretching. And you are right, doctors don’t know. I have made so many people better who have been told by their doctors “you have arthritis, you just aren’t as young as you were”. That’s a cop out because most people can get some to excellent improvement with the right manual techniques and stretches. The excellent descriptions, pictures, stretches, and information on your website was a breath of fresh air! Finally someone who thinks and treats as I do. I Google information for my patients all the time but have never seen your website. Funny i found it because i just had a small umbilical hernia repaired and peritoneal adhesions released due to a gall bladder removal a year and a half ago. I was looking up effects of abdominal adhesions and how to keep them from returning! You have such an excellent description of fascia, I will be referring my patients to your website to help them understand and to look at your stretches. It’s too bad you are so far away, you would be an excellent professional to coordinate with! I never write on websites but i had to give u props for the excellent patient care professional it seems you are! Those of us who work hard to make people better need to stick together!
Good luck with all that you do!
Lisa Olson-Hunt, PT, CSTS,
BS Exercise Physiology
I am humbled by your words. Thank you for the “props”. It’s great to know that there are other professionals out there who think like I do. I agree with your assessment of “no hands on” — and it’s not just PT’s, but the medical profession as a whole.