Hello, fellow OCD'er here
I hate to agree with your OS and I know it is hard but you need to massage and desensitize the scar, otherwise it will be another surgery to release it.
I am going through something similar, had 5 surgeries since my failed drilling (sorry, was trying to avoid telling you that) but I have a moral to my story... Scar tissue can lead to more surgeries and more nerve issues so please do what you can now.
I too just got off of Lyrica, on it since April - just be careful with it. It worked great on nerve pain but the other side effects were awful and coming off of it was an unpleasant month and I weaned off correctly.
Good luck ... I feel your pain (literally) and am sorry you are going through this.