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If You Suffer From Pelvic Pain You Realize You MUST Do Something

If You Suffer From Pelvic Pain You Realize You MUST Do Something

Many medical providers are unaware of the causes of Myofascial Pelvic Pain. In fact, many physicians don’t know the condition exists at all.

Pelvic pain is a general term used to describe any type of pain in the pelvic region, below the belly button. Pelvic pain can arise from a variety of causes such as menstruation, a prolapse bladder, urinary incontinence, or diastasis recti.

Pelvic pain may also include sacral pain, which can cause pain in the lower back and pelvic region, particularly during intercourse. There are many causes to pelvic pain and affects up to 20% of the population in the United States, including men and woman.

It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following pelvic pain signs and symptoms:

  • Severe and steady pain
  • Pain that comes and goes (intermittent)
  • Dull aching
  • Sharp pains or cramping
  • Pressure or heaviness deep within your pelvis
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain while having a bowel movement or urinating
  • Pain when you sit for long periods of time

What Causes Pelvic Pain & How Is It Diagnosed?

What Causes Pelvic Pain & How Is It Diagnosed?

Our pelvic floor physical therapist will complete a thorough review of your medical history, and perform a physical examination to identify the root cause of your pelvic pain.

The exam may include:

  • Soft tissue assessment
  • Reflex testing
  • Sensation testing
  • Internal assessment of pelvic floor muscles
  • Ultrasound
  • Pelvic exam
  • Joint & muscle flexibility

Pelvic Pain can be caused by:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth, which affects pelvic muscles and changes to pelvic joints
  • Tightness of pelvic floor muscles
  • Muscle weakness or imbalance of pelvic floor
  • Pressure on 1 or more nerves in the pelvis
  • Scar tissue after abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • A shift in the position of pelvic organs

Our Pelvic Pain Treatments

Our Pelvic Pain Treatments

  • Biofeedback- A technique that uses a specialized tool to monitor a patient’s muscle contractions in the pelvic region. This tool helps patients learn how to perform pelvic floor contractions and strengthening exercises correctly.

  • Joint Mobilization- You will perform joint mobilization exercises to help loosen the joints and ease the symptoms. Your pelvic floor physical therapist may also mobilize the joints manually, which can speed up the joint mobilization process.

  • Relocation, Stretching, & Myofascial Release- Your pelvic floor physical therapist will guide you through stretching exercises where you will practice special breathing techniques to further decrease tightness. Your pelvic floor physical therapist may use a manual massage technique called myofascial release to break up tight muscle tissue.

  • Strengthening Exercises- our pelvic floor physical therapist will guide you through exercises that are specifically designed to strengthen the weak muscles in your pelvic floor and core.

Want Help To Decide If Our Pelvic Pain Treatment Is Right For You?

Want Help To Decide If Our Pelvic Pain Treatment Is Right For You?

Frequently Asked Questions About Pelvic Pain Physical Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Pelvic Pain Physical Therapy

The sooner you can start to rehabilitate your core and pelvic floor the better off you will be. It is not impossible, but it is much harder and may take longer to rehab if you wait to do something about it until after you are completely done having children.

Most certainly not! Low back pain and/or pelvic pain is common during pregnancy but it is NOT normal. Our trained therapists can work with you to find the source of your pain and to help you alleviate your symptoms. Treatments may include suggestions for support belts, massage techniques, posture exercises,  and instruction in changes to daily activities.

Not really. But it is true that therapy is a very physical experience, and as such, treatments may be a little uncomfortable at times, but we will always aim to be as gentle as possible, and cause the least amount of discomfort possible, to get your problem solved as fast as we can.

Before we do any therapy techniques we will tell you exactly what is about to happen so you can make an informed treatment choice. We never subscribe to the principle of “no pain, no gain.” 

Yes. Anyone who is expecting a miracle and hoping to be fixed in one visit. Rarely possible, particularly for symptoms that have been going on for weeks, months, or years.

Yes. It’s always our intention to start making progress on your pain or symptoms immediately, as well as help ease your nervousness, concerns and frustrations.

No! Now, I will admit that at Back in Motion Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, we do see more women than men. However, men have pelvic floor muscles just like women, and therefore, they can also have pelvic floor dysfunction. The most common diagnoses we treat for men are post-prostatectomy-related incontinence as well as variations of male pelvic pain—however, we also treat men with bowel dysfunction, sexually related pain, urinary dysfunction, and tailbone pain.

It really depends on your condition. The initial appointment is usually 60 minutes Typically, you should expect any follow-up sessions to run about 40 minutes, give or take a few minutes. Realistically, it will take as long as you need to achieve your health goals.