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.