Can Abdominal Adhesions Cause Back Pain?

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Definition

Adhesions are bands of scar-like tissue that form between two surfaces inside the body and cause them to stick together.

As the body moves, tissues or organs inside are normally able to shift around each other. This is because these tissues have slippery surfaces.


Alternative Names

Pelvic adhesion; Intraperitoneal adhesion; Intrauterine adhesion


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Inflammation (swelling), surgery, or injury can cause adhesions to form almost...

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