Female Pelvic Pain & Incontinence
Many things can happen in a woman’s life that can cause dysfunction in a her pelvic floor. For example, childbirth — either vaginal or c-section — can overstretch muscles and nerves, damage connective tissue leading to prolapse, change positionings of the pelvis, and/or decrease the effectiveness of muscular contractions because of scar tissue. Hormonal changes throughout a woman’s lifetime can also affect the functioning of the pelvic floor. Various traumas — whether a fall, an auto accident, side effects from a surgery or an unpleasant sexual experience can cause dysfunction in the pelvic floor and lead to pain and/or incontinence. Some women and girls are born with very tight muscles and that can lead to pain and incontinence. If all this wasn’t enough, conditions such as endometriosis, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) and pudendal neuralgia are also commonly associated with pelvic pain, painful sex, and incontinence.
It is estimated that nearly 25% of women have a pelvic floor disorder. And because the likelihood of developing a pelvic floor disorder increases with age, 50% of women may suffer from a pelvic floor disorder by age 80. In fact, incontinence is one of the leading factors for admittance to a nursing home. While it is common, it is not normal and should not be an accepted part of aging. It is worth the effort to address these issues when they first become evident.
At The Perfect Pelvis, we can help you determine the cause of your issue(s), and then design a personalized program address your particular dysfunction(s). Treatment may include:
- Myofascial release
- Relaxation techniques
- Stretching of the pelvic floor
- Strengthening of the pelvic floor
- Coordination of pelvic floor muscles with the rest of the body
Don’t suffer any longer. The Perfect Pelvis can help.