Pain That Can Impact So Many Areas of Life
Do you experience pelvic pain that doesn’t seem to go away and would be considered chronic? If so, you’re not alone. Pelvic pain can impact your sex life, your bodily functions and your view of yourself.
We like to divide pelvic pain into two primary camps: sexual pain and persistent pelvic pain syndromes.
It’s not a subject that gets discussed often or at all, but persistent pelvic and sexual pain is a real problem. A recent survey found that 18% of 18-35 year olds are coping with sexual pain. And it doesn’t get better as we age; 50% of post-menopausal women experience sexual pain.
Sexual pain can come with first sexual attempts, following childbirth or following menopause.
Persistent Pelvic Pain Syndromes
Although it is a mouthful, persistent pelvic pain syndromes describes chronic pelvic health issues that possibly may have many contributing issues.
Even after various medical tests and exams, your family doctor may still be unable to find a physical diagnosis for your pelvic pain. Or you may have been given a diagnosis of endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or interstitial cystitis (IC). But it doesn’t change the reality that you suffer with ongoing pelvic symptoms that are limiting your ability to enjoy life.
A Thorough Evaluation
Taking a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain is necessary as there can be a number of potential sources of pelvic pain.
This can include any of the following:
- Spine: Dysfunction in the lumbar spine, SI joints and hips can refer pain into the pelvic region
- Visceral / Organ: pressure from various organs (such as the bladder, prostate, ovaries, etc) or the ability of the organs move in the surrounding tissues
- Neural: nerves can be impacted if they are unable to glide properly in the surrounding tissues
- Muscle & Connective tissue: pelvic floor muscles can become over or underactive which can contribute to pelvic pain
A Treatment Approach Designed For You
We bring together the best available research in pelvic rehabilitation and bring to you a treatment plan that fits what your body needs. This may include a wide variety of treatment elements including manual therapy, ultrasound biofeedback, low level laser, corrective exercise and functional movement retraining to help your pelvic area feel like normal again.
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Because pelvic pain can be so different for each person, it’s important to have a treatment approach designed for you.