Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Scar tissue always occurs after surgery. Most of the time, the scar formation is minimal and has no bearing on the outcome. There are unusual occasions that scar can form and tether the nerve root. This can induce nerve pain. There is no way to predict beforehand that this scar will occur.

Scar in the muscle almost never causes long-term pain. If an ALIF surgery is performed, scar can occasionally cause bowel adhesions.

Dr. Corenman