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Adhesions, back pain, intestinal obstruction

I was surprised to find so many people asking whether adhesions could be causing their back pain.  When I recently learned that my intestinal obstruction was a twisted, tangled mess of adhesions, I immediately started thinking about my back problems.  My back doctor always says that my back problems could not be causing the type of pain I'm describing.  Some days I cannot walk and ALL days I'm in serious pain.  My first experience with adhesions goes back to when I was in my twenties.  A hysterectomy left me in severe pain.  Of course I had to go through all the customary, "It's all in your head my dear," lectures and I sat on the table writhing in pain.  Here's my questions:  I am disabled (unrelated problems), live alone and am closing in on retirement income.  What can be done to remove these adhesions? I realize the risk of them growing back.  Is there a sure-fire way to confirm the diagnosis?  Is the problem going unrecognized? Certainly somewhere in the world some ambitious young doctor has found a way to eliminate this problem.  I can't take care of myself for much longer if I don't get some relief.  Pain killers can't be the only answer when we live in an age of lasers, nanotechnology and 3-D television.
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I had abdominal and pelvic adhesions.  I was referred to a physical therapist who used ultrasound and diathermy to soften the adhesions. It really helped.
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I had abdominal and pelvic adhesions.  I was referred to a physical therapist who used ultrasound and diathermy to soften the adhesions. It really helped.
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