JULY 2019 The Therapy Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Y O U C A N L I V E Y O U R L I F E A G A I N W I T H O U T PELVIC ISSUES
Causes Of Incontinence And Chronic Pelvic Pain Ifyouhavepain inyourpelvis, itmaynotalwaysbe fullyclearwhat’scausing it.Somecommoncauses of pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain include, but are not limited to: Any of these conditions may lead to inadequate support of the organs contained with your pelvic cavity, increased pressure or inflammation of nerves, muscles, and other connective tissues (includingyourbladder),and impairedpelvicbone alignment. These symptoms can be frustrating, painful, and embarrassing, and may limit your tolerancetodailyparticipation indesiredactivities, including exercise. Other symptoms frequently appear with pelvic pain, including incontinence, bloating, abdominal pressure, reluctance to strain while defecating,
A physical therapist is highly skilled in evaluating and treating various musculoskeletal and neurological conditions affecting the body. This profession focuses on assessing any underlying factors,suchasstrength,neuromuscularcontrol, balance, coordination, skeletal alignment, and endurance,whichmaybecontributingto impaired functionalmobility,activityparticipation,andquality of life. Ofcourse,mostpeopleonlyseekphysical therapy when they’re suffering from a common injury or condition such as whiplash, tendonitis, low back pain, ligament sprains, and plantar fasciitis. Perhaps lesser known is that chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction, including incontinence, can also respondpositivelytophysicaltherapy intervention.
and pain in the low back, buttocks, and hips. You may also have decreased tolerance to a variety of activities including sitting or standing, walking, exercise, and sexual intercourse. How A Physical Therapist Can Treat Pelvic Pain Everypatientpresentingwithchronicpelvicpain is unique. If you come to see a physical therapist for your pelvic dysfunction, you’ll be taken through a thoroughphysicalexaminationandpatienthistory questionnaire. He or she will ask you specific questions about your pain, what makes it worse and better, and whether you have a history of any related issues. Based on the results of the examination, your physical therapist can then developacustomizedtreatmentplantorelieveyour symptomsandaddress thesuspectedunderlying causes to prevent recurring dysfunction.
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