We Treat Radiation Pain Due to Adhesions
Radiation therapy can cause massive scarring or adhesions deep in the body. Clear Passage®️ is a world leader with over two decades of experience decreasing and eliminating adhesions. Studies published in peer-reviewed U.S. and international medical journals found that this manual physio/physical therapy decreased pain and increased function in various areas of the body where tissues were previously diagnosed as “beyond repair.”
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Causes and Frequency of Pain After Radiation Therapy
Frequently prescribed to treat cancer, radiation therapy can cause adhesions (internal scars) to form in the body. These adhesions can cause moderate to severe pain or dysfunction. Radiation therapy adhesions act like a very strong glue, adhering the irradiated tissues to nearby organs, muscles, bones and connective tissues.
Where adhesions occur, organs and muscles can become bound together, losing their ability to function normally. Pain or other symptoms are frequent results. Symptoms may appear far from the site of the original trauma as adhesions spread to neighboring organs.
Clear Passage®️ Treatment
We have treated countless patients who suffer from post-radiation adhesions. Our work, the Clear Passage® Approach, was developed by physical therapist Belinda Wurn and her therapist husband Larry over 20 years ago, to treat the adhesions that formed in Belinda’s body after she underwent surgery and massive radiation therapy to her pelvis. The radiation helped cure Belinda’s cancer but left her with adhesions that caused unexplained pain and organ dysfunction in various parts of her body.
With over 30 years of study and development, the primary goal of the Clear Passage® approach is to decrease adhesions. Reducing or eliminating adhesions with this therapy has been shown to increase mobility, decrease pain and restore function to adhered areas of the body. We are highly skilled in palpating restricted areas of the body. Our focus is to reduce adhesions, decrease pain and improve soft tissue mobility.
We treat the soft tissues of the body with our hands, using a site-specific bodywork we developed to decrease adhesions affecting muscles, organs, their connective tissues and their attachments. Our conservative, non-surgical approach has been very effective in treating pain and dysfunction.
Other Treatment Options (Surgery, Drugs)
Other than pain-masking drugs, we are not aware of other options for people who suffer from pain after radiation therapy. We have found that unless we address the strong, underlying adhesions and scars that pull on pain-sensitive structures, patients are generally unable to find relief.
Most physicians agree that surgery to decrease radiation pain is a treatment of last resort. While surgery can address adhesions and other mechanical problems, formation of new post-surgical adhesions can trap patients in an endless “surgery-adhesion-surgery” cycle, often worsening the original problem.