Adhesions and Surgery: New Book, 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain,' Examines Breaking the Endless Cycle of Pain

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Post-surgical adhesions can cause chronic pain and dysfunction if left untreated. In an upcoming book 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain,' researchers examine a non-surgical therapy developed to treat adhesions.

Belinda Wurn, PT, treats a patient with her non-surgical manual physical therapy

We basically searched the world for an answer

Surgeries save lives, but they often create glue-like adhesions as the body heals from surgery. Post-surgical adhesions can cause pain and even life-threatening problems, such as bowels that become blocked and lose their function.

In an upcoming book, 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain,' researchers examine a non-surgical therapy (Wurn Technique®) that has decreased or eliminated adhesions in many patients, including abdominal adhesions and post-surgical adhesions.

Many pelvic and abdominal surgeries require repeat surgery - to remove the adhesions that formed from the earlier surgery. Abdominal adhesions occur in over 90% of patients after major abdominal surgery and pelvic adhesions occur in 55-100% of women who undergo pelvic surgery, according to a study in the journal 'Digestive Surgery' (2001). In a large study published in 'Lancet' (1999), over a third of patients who underwent major abdominal or pelvic surgery were re-hospitalized at least twice to treat adhesion related conditions.

The Wurn Technique® was created to treat the adhesions physical therapist Belinda Wurn developed after pelvic surgery. "I had double-over pain," she said. "I could not work or stand up straight. It hurt to sit and even to breathe; the pain was always there."

Wurn did not want to undergo a repeat surgery, knowing that more adhesions would likely form. Her husband, Larry Wurn, joined her in a search for a 'hands-on' answer. "We basically searched the world for an answer," he said. "Each new piece we learned brought us that much closer to a cure."

The Wurns have now published several studies on the manual physical therapy in peer-reviewed medical journals.

"Our biggest surprise was the variety of conditions that responded well to the therapy," Belinda said. "Post-surgical pain patients responded well - then, we started seeing improvements in infertile women. When the therapy opened blocked fallopian tubes, we named our clinic Clear Passage Therapies."

Studies in 'Medscape General Medicine' (2004) and 'Fertility and Sterility' (2006) showed that the therapy improved fertility and decreased or eliminated endometriosis and intercourse pain in most participants. In a study from 'Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine' (2008) the therapy opened blocked fallopian tubes in women who had been diagnosed infertile. Most had natural pregnancies after their tube(s) opened, and several had second natural pregnancies - indicating that the results of therapy lasted for years for some women.

'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain' will be published this winter; Larry and Belinda Wurn with research gynecologist, Richard King, MD, are co-authoring the book. The table of contents is available at the Clear Passage Therapies blog to spur discussions with their readers on important topics. A free e-book excerpt from the book will be available soon at Clear Passage Therapies.

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