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Many women ignore pelvic pain, which can surface as groin pain, buttock pain, low back pain and/or lower abdominal pain. Pelvic pain can have a significant impact on your quality of life. For example, you may be unable to use tampons or enjoy sexual relations.
Physical therapy is the least invasive treatment option for pelvic pain. It can include internal message, relaxation techniques, stretching, physiological quieting, electrical stimulation and/or biofeedback. At times, pelvic pain can be associated with the pelvic floor muscles, a series of muscles that form a kind of hammock across the opening of the pelvis. These muscles, along with the surrounding tissue, help keep the bladder, uterus and rectum in place and functioning correctly. By using different physical therapy treatments, you can improve and strengthen your pelvic floor and alleviate pain.
At The Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we treat women of all ages, especially those who experience pelvic pain or discomfort as the result of childbirth. A physical therapist will meet with you one to three times a week, depending on your needs. In fact, we will design a treatment program specific to your needs and lifestyle. Although treatment typically lasts about six weeks, many patients experience relief in the first few weeks.
At the Center, we strive to help you overcome the discomfort associated with pelvic pain. Our team of physical therapists is especially trained in women's health and pelvic pain issues. As such, we offer a comprehensive treatment program designed to alleviate your pain.
A physician's prescription is necessary for treatment. If you need assistance obtaining one, let us know.
Last Updated: 7/20/2009