Lysis of adhesions is a treatment approach that is utilized to reduce back pain that develops after surgery. In some cases, back surgery or spinal surgery may lead to the formation of scar tissue on spinal nerves. Typically scar tissue begins to grow in the spaces between the targeted vertebrae and this results in the reoccurrence of the pain the surgery was meant to resolve. Moreover, the development of scar tissue leads to the compression of spinal nerves as well as inflammation and swelling. Pain that is felt in the sacroiliac joint (the tailbone) and spinal stenosis may also occur.