C-Section Scars and the Dolphin Neurostim


Most people don’t realize it, but with C-section scars (and any abdominal scarring) there’s the scarring you see on the outside at the incision site, and the scarring you can’t see on the inside – called adhesions. While both can cause issues, adhesions are the primary culprits for much of the chronic pain and dysfunction faced by women who’ve undergone a C-section.

Surgery is the leading cause of adhesions in the body, and C-sections are the number one surgery performed in the United States, with over 1.3 million performed annually in the USA alone. Adhesions develop naturally when there is internal trauma to our bodies, such as a surgical operation. While they’re naturally occurring, they can have adverse affects on our bodies by connecting tissue that shouldn’t be connected, like organs – in fact, women who’ve had a C-section sometimes develop Small Bowel Obstruction, a condition where the intestinal tract is kinked and twisted by adhesions. They also connect to our fascia, the web-like structure that connects all organs and tissues in our bodies. When they connect to our fascia, they can distort it, pulling muscles and pinching nerves. This limits our ability to move freely, and heightens the sensitivity of the autonomic nervous system, which controls our pain.

Abdominal adhesions are fast becoming an epidemic in the United States. Digestive Surgery reported that 90% of patients with abdominal surgeries will develop adhesions. Every year in the United States alone, millions of abdominal surgeries are performed, such as C-sections, appendectomies, hysterectomies, and tummy tucks, and the biggest problem is that not many women are aware of the risks that adhesions pose until after they’ve gone under the knife.

How does the Dolphin Neurostim™ work?

It’s simple! The Dolphin Neurostim™ is applied to each side of visible scars, transferring gentle, DC microcurrent deep into the tissue of the skin. When the microcurrent enters our body, it helps electrically “repolarize,” or release, the thickened scar tissue, as well as release fascia and muscles impinged by the scarring. Circulation is also increased, which, in turn, helps the lymphatic system remove dead cells from the body and encourages blood flow and healing to the area. All of this helps return mobility, improve appearance, and decrease pain both at the site of the scar and anywhere else in the body that scar may be affecting. In many cases, relief can be felt with one application!

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  1. LYNN HERKLOTZ August 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Hi nathan, i tried to reach my mps instructor without success. I am a LMT anfd OTR. in homecare i have used the dolphin w great results but wonder about the following:
    Can i use on a patient w a pain stim implant in their lower back?
    Can i use w a patient w cervical dystonia that recently had ECT for disease releated depression?
    Can i use on a patient who had a seizure over 20 years ago and has not taken anti seizure meds and has had no recurrance?

    Thanjs a lot

    • acumed August 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Lynn,
      Please contact us at the toll-free number 1-800-567-7246 to speak with a therapist.

  2. Denise May 25, 2018 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Hi, I am a Massage Therapist and have many clients with scar tissue. Which Neurostim should I purchase and is there any training with it?

    • Nathan Luong May 25, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Hello Denise,
      The Dolphin Neurostim is very effective for scar tissue.
      Utilizing two units is required for treatment of a scar. Regarding training, we recommend looking at our Scar courses here: https://www.mpscourses.com/scar/

  3. Max May 16, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Will this help with tethered scar beneath the skin?
    I have tethered scars behind my nipples.
    I don’t mean the actual incision line, I mean the tissue deeper that is stuck is even more noticeably stuck when I flex or move my arm above my head.

    • Nathan Luong May 17, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Hello, thanks for your question.
      Yes, this works on all types of scars and adhesion.

  4. Rose February 13, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    My concern is a bit complicated. I had a benign tumor removed which required the cutting of 7 centimetres of a nerve which caused sensitivity and numbness to my bra line area which raps around from the back to the front under the breast. My scar runs diagonally on my mid back. I recently got shingles which appears to have attached itself to that same nerve (nothing confirmed medically). However, the shingles outbreak was very minimal (1 spot) and healed quickly with the assistance of prescription medicine.

    My concern now is whether or not the MPS treatment of the scar can, in any way, affect the nerve and potentially cause the shingles to resurface?

  5. Amanda February 7, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Is this considered a medical device and of so would it be covered under a flexible spending account?

    • Nathan Luong February 8, 2018 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your question Amanda.
      We suggest you purchase the prescription model, and contact your insurance company and provide the HCPCS code: e0745 to see how much you would be reimbursed for.
      Thank you.

  6. Marné Newton February 7, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Back in 07 I had a four and a half hour surgery to take apart all of my organs due to pelvic adhesion disease. Which I believe is what you are referencing here. I was told at that time that I would need to have another one later. I am starting to have difficulties again . I would rather not have a surgery. Will this device alleviate that need? Or should I get the surgery again then use the device? And how much is the device where do I get it.

    • Nathan Luong February 7, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your question,
      We recommend you try the Dolphin first before surgery. Its possible you may not need a second surgery.

  7. Lupe February 7, 2018 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Could this happen also with heart surgery?

    • Nathan Luong February 7, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your question Lupe.
      Yes it can also happen with heart surgery.

  8. Michelle February 3, 2018 at 1:57 am - Reply

    I have had 4 c-sections my history with it is I have no sensation is nothing my nerves in that part of my stomach are numb… However I am an insurance biller I will be checking on whether this procedure is covered out of curiosity with the procedure code that was given for it…

  9. Mary January 31, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    I had a (L)Thyroiddectomy.The next day while waiting to be discharged,I was in the shower and felt a strange sensation in my incision,upon touching neck,it was bulging.Long story short,I ended up having a clavicle muscle strap tear w/hematoma.I continue to experience pulling,tighting,and a sesation that something is pulling and could snap.It has caused me to have several panic attacks,thinking that something is tearing in my neck.I’ve been back and forth to my pcp,and all they tell me is it’s probably scar tissue.With the way it feels,it feels like it could potentially cause future serious problems.Can the scarring cause potential future problems?Thanks

  10. Cj Kizer January 29, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Is this why after all the years since my e.. scope surgery.. with cyst on my ovaries.. I have hurt when getting up, or moving in bed.. it is around both sides of my scar.. It is a sharp pain.. I have to hold it fast to stop the pain.. almost like something is grabbing or pinching from insides. I may check in one this. Thanks.

  11. Gina January 29, 2018 at 1:19 am - Reply

    What about use on spinal cord injury scars? Do metal rods cause harm or affect the treatment adversely?

    • Nathan Luong January 29, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your question, metal rods are not contraindicated

  12. Ktown January 23, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Would my Ob-gyn be familar with this if I mention it? I’ve had two c sections and now am curious about this.

    • Nathan Luong January 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Your OB-gyn may not be familiar specifically with our device but they should be aware of using electrical stimulation for pain relief and scar treatment.

  13. Susanne January 15, 2018 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Is this procedure usually covered by insurance ?

    • Nathan Luong January 15, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Hello Susanne,
      It depends on your insurance company and your coverage.
      We encourage you to contact your insurance company for further details.

  14. Martha January 12, 2018 at 1:50 am - Reply

    I have had two back surgeries on my L4-L5 the surgeon said I build more scar tissue than the average person..the scar tissue was the reason for my second surgery would it help that? I have also had two c-sections

    • Nathan Luong January 15, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Thanks for your question Martha,
      We invite you to see the research we have on the effectiveness of the Dolphin for Scars and Back Pain: https://www.mpscourses.com/research/

  15. Wendy Hilliard January 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    What about scars from a kidney surgery?

  16. cindy Windhaus January 5, 2018 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I have attended the intro class and have purchased my own units for work in a SNF are there any medicare documentation manuals or exsmples I can use tonensure payment and decrease denials.

    • Nathan Luong January 8, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Hi Cindy,

      If you provide our National Provider Identification (NPI) number: 1548779929 and HCPCS code: E0746 to Medicare Insurance. They will know how much our Medical device: Dolphin Neurostim is reimbursable.

  17. Linda Williams January 5, 2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    How about people who have had multiple major abdominal surgeries. I have has splenectomy hysterectomy total colectomy…just to name a few!!!!

  18. Beth January 4, 2018 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    What about adhesions after cardiothoracic surgery? Husband had adhesions in his chest muscles after surgery.

    • Nathan Luong January 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Yes we do very well with cardiac scars it is also safe and easy to apply; you will need 2 units in order for it to be done.

  19. Alexis September 23, 2017 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Is there a video that demonstrates the c section scar tissue protocol?

  20. Donna September 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    What are the results with deep tissue burn scars

    • admin September 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your question. The Dolphin unit is specially designed to deal with deep tissue burn scars. We have protocols to address this.

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