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Adhesions

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Updated June 09, 2011

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Definition:

Adhesions are places where scar tissue has abnormally joined two tissues together. They can form in response to surgery, injury, inflammation or infection.

In fibromyalgia, some research suggests that adhesions in the fascia, a network of connective tissue, may be a cause of pain. This type of adhesion is sometimes treated with a special massage technique called myofascial release.

Pronunciation: ad-HE-zhuns
Examples:
She had pain from adhesions along her c-section scar.

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