Pelvic and Abdominal Pain
Pelvic and abdominal pain can be debilitating are often inter-related with urinary, bowel, and/or sexual or reproductive dysfunction. Tension of spasming of the pelvic floor muscles can be an underlying cause of pelvic or abdominal pain. We are trained in the inter-relationships of the urinary, bowel, reproductive, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular systems. We see the connections in your symptoms and can help you make sense of them and determine the best path to improvement.
Common types of pelvic pain include:
- Vaginismus/Dyspareunia: Very tight and painful vaginal muscles and/or pain with intercourse
- Vulvodynia/Vestibulodynia: Pain, burning, stinging or rawness of the vaginal opening or perineum
- Interstitial Cystitis or Bladder/Urethral Pain: Interstitial Cystitis is characterized by 3 or more months of pelvic pain along with symptoms of urinary urgency and frequency
- Low Back/SI Joint/Tailbone Pain: Tight pelvic muscles can pull on the coccxy and sacrum and cause alignmnent issues in the low back
- Abdominal or Groin Pain
- Testicular or Genital Pain
- Many issues that cause pain the abdomen or pelvis can also affect the pelvic floor, which worsens pain. These include endometriosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulitis, Fibromyalgia, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Even when other treatment is required, pelvic floor physical therapy can help speed up healing and reduce pain
Pelvic physical therapy can help resolve or reduce your pelvic pain. Don’t suffer any longer, schedule a consultation today.