Chronic Pelvic Pain
September 4, 2014
Chronic pelvic pain is a condition that affects many women each year. The pain is generally spread throughout the entire pelvic region rather than found in a specific spot. Chronic pelvic pain resides in the area below the belly button and between the hips, and it lasts longer than six months. While there are cases when chronic pelvic pain can be a symptom of another disease, chronic pelvic pain can be a condition in its own right and needs to be treated properly to find relief. Many women may never receive a specific diagnosis that explains their pain, but that does not mean that the condition is not treatable. At Sovereign Rehabilitation our licensed physical therapists work to find a treatment that focuses on managing the pain so that patients can return to their active lifestyles.
There are many different symptoms and characteristics of chronic pelvic pain in women. Some include severe and steady pain, pain during intercourse, dull aching, intermittent pain, sharp cramps, pain while having a bowel movement, or pain while sitting for an extended period of time. The discomfort may intensify after standing for a long period of time, but may quickly be alleviated once a person lies down. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please contact Sovereign Rehabilitation today. We offer many different methods for managing the pain and treating the condition. Pain relievers may provide partial relief from the pelvic pain; however, pain meds alone rarely solves the problem of chronic pain. Our licensed therapists offer physical therapy treatments that are specific to the pelvic area. Exercises specific to the pelvic region to stretch the area and strengthen the area are often effective and can be done at home. We also offer manual therapy techniques, electrical stimulation, TENS, biofeedback, and other options.
We will work with you to find the long term relief from your chronic pain to achieve a better overall quality of life. Call one of our area locations today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find relief.
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation
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