There are a variety of problems that can arise as a result of a c section delivery, among them are adhesions. Adhesions are fibrous bands that form between tissues and organs. They may be thought of as internal scar tissue.
Many women who have had c-section later experience low back and hip pain. The c-section scar, if untreated can form prominent and internal scar tissue just above the pubic bone. When this scar tissue is thick with adhesions it can pull on the hip flexors or psoas musscles which originate at the lumbar vertabrae T12-L5 (your lower back). When one hip flexor is hypertonic (having a very high muscular tension) it will typically pull on the lower lumbar spine. As a result pain is experienced, typically either sciatic pain or lower back pain.
Another symptom that has been seen with cesarean moms is that they may have issues with lower digestion such as irritable bowel syndrome or elimination difficulties. Again, the tightening created by the scar tissue pulls within the abdominal cavity and thus affects the organs. Painful sex after c-section is another complication that can be caused by adhesions.
Bottom line, typically the scar tissue that formed after the c-section can tighten and pull the body out of balance and the symptoms of pain in the back really originates in the abdomen. Fortunately there are solutions that work for most women. First and foremost caring for the scar with daily self massage will soften the tissue dramatically and prevent adhesions.
After two months the addition of dry skin brushing will further diminish and heal the scar tissue. Myofascial and craniosacral treatment can also help release any remaining pulling from the scar tissue in the pelvic floor. The hip flexor(s) can then return to balance. Caring for the scar in these ways creates relaxation of the tightened lower abdominal tissue relieving pressure on the low back, and typically avoids potential future problems and pain.
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A video showing how adhesions are treated with laparoscopic keyhole surgery