Millions of people around the country suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, often times as a result of pregancy, childrbirth, consitpation, chronic coughing, sugery, or routine aging. Our physical therapists possess advanced training in specialized pelvic health assessment and treatment.
What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to control the muscles of your pelvic floor.
Your pelvic floor consists of a group of muscles and ligaments in your pelvic region, acting like a sling to support the organs in your pelvis which include the bladder, rectum, and uterus or prostate. Pelvic floor dysfunction forces you to not relax your pelvic muscles and, if left untreated, could lead to long-term damage to your colon.
Examples of symptoms that may indicate you have pelvic floor dysfunction include:
- Constant urge to urinate
- Painful urination
- Lower back pain
- Pain in pelvic region, genitals or rectum
- Muscle spasms in pelvic region
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse
The goal of treatment is to provide you with more control over your pelvic muscles.
Kegel exercises are a common technique used to treat the condition. Medication and surgery are also options.
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