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What Could Be Causing My Pelvic Pain?

The importance of treating any pelvic pain that you have cannot be overstated. This is due to the fact that many different conditions can cause pelvic pain, and some may require more immediate medical attention than others.

If you experience persistent or severe symptoms, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible in order to determine the underlying cause of your discomfort and begin appropriate treatment.

Pelvic floor pain is quite common, affecting up to one in four women at some point during their lifetime. Pain in this area can range from mild to extreme and can even cause issues with mobility or activities of daily living.

Common causes of pelvic floor pain include endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, vaginal infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and muscle spasm disorders.

Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available for those suffering from pelvic floor pain.

Depending on the underlying cause of your symptoms, treatment options may include physical therapy, medications such as anti-inflammatories or analgesics, lifestyle changes like exercise or dietary modifications, and even surgery if necessary.

Alternative therapies like acupuncture or yoga can offer relief for pelvic floor pain. Collaborate with your doctor to determine the best treatment plan. With proper care, symptoms can be reduced or eliminated, enhancing quality of life.

Here are some of the causes of pelvic pain and we talk a little about the type of treatment you can get in order to alleviate or relieve pain due to the issues mentioned below. 

What Could Be Causing My Pelvic Pain?

1. Pelvic floor dysfunction: Pelvic floor dysfunction can cause pelvic pain, difficulty urinating or defecating, and pain during sex. Physical therapy may include manual therapy, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and exercises to improve muscle coordination.

2. Abdominal Muscle Dysfunction: Weak/tight abs cause pelvic pain, impacting the body. Which can be treated with core exercises, posture guidance, tissue mobilization, and balance training.

3. Hip Dysfunction: Physical therapy for this condition combines various techniques: manual therapy to release tight muscles, targeted exercises to strengthen weak muscles and enhance flexibility, core stability training for improved movement control, posture education for alignment, and gait retraining for better walking mechanics.

4. Stress/Anxiety: Stress-related pain can be eased with physical therapy. Treatments include muscle therapy, stress management techniques, posture improvement, body mechanics education, and personalized strategies.

How Can Physical Therapy Help With Your Pelvic Pain?

Physical therapists use hands-on techniques, exercises, and other treatments to help strengthen muscles, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility in the pelvis area. Therapists tailor treatment plans based on each individual’s needs which may involve stretches or specific massage techniques.

These treatments can help reduce muscle spasms, increase circulation, and decrease pain levels while helping the patient become more aware of their body and how to move correctly. Physical therapy prevents pelvic pain by increasing body awareness and identifying problematic areas.

Experiencing Pelvic Pain And Want To Get Answers On What Could Be Causing It?

Have you been experiencing pelvic pain and aren’t sure what could be causing it or if you are making matters worse? Empower PT & Pilates offers a Pelvic Floor Pain Assessment. This is a great way to start the conversation on the next steps in your treatment if you are experiencing pain.

We want to help, so contact our Arvada location today to schedule a time to come see us.  Contact our team or schedule a Pelvic Floor Pain Assessment. We will begin talking about different treatment plans for the pain you are experiencing. 

All you need to do is tell us a bit about what’s going on through this quick form.

You can also give us a call at (720) 722-0685. 

See you soon,

Dr. Casey

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