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  • Bikingenjo
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    I have some minor tingling that originates near my L5S1 incision site and goes into my buttock and thigh. I ran my hand over where the pain was coming from and noticed my scars were very raised and red – hypertrophic scars. When I rubbed the scars a bit the tingling subsided. Is it possible that hypertrophic scars can cause some nerve sensations? Is it possible to fix?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Hypertrophic scars (keloids) are not uncommon and superficial skin nerves can get caught up in the fibrous tissue. Over time typically, the hypersensitivity diminishes. Depending upon the age of the scar, massage of the scar can be helpful. I have never had to go back in on a healing wound for superficial nerve irritability.

    Dr. Corenman

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    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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