Figuring Out Pelvic Pain Isn’t Easy

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

We treat female and male pelvic pain successfully therefore I’m pressing the “This Is Easy Button”. The pelvis is so complex and called the “hub of the wheel” meaning most musculoskeletal function occurs off of it. We need to have abdominopelvic stability to efficiently move our arms and legs or extremities. Digestion, elimination, and genital-reproduction functions, and emotional holding all occur in this high traffic area. I refer to it as “high traffic” because of all the connecting muscles, blood vessels, and nerves that cross through. Compression of nerves such as the genitofemoral, ilioinquinal, iliohypogastric, cluneal, posterior femoral cutaneous, pudendal, and levator ani can be sources of pelvic pain. Deep hip and pelvic girdle muscles can be is spasm or have myofascial trigger points signaling pain in the pelvic region. Spinal, sacroiliac, and coccyx disorders can cause referral of pain into the pelvic region. Viscera or organ dysfunction in the abdominopelvic region can be a source of pain referral. All of this anatomy of the abdominopelvic region makes solving pelvic pain challenging for the clinician and patient. But we help find the source. A skilled physical therapist and physician team up to best help treat pelvic pain. We provide expert pelvic physical therapy to men and women. Almost all patients suffering from pelvic pain benefit from pelvic floor muscle physical therapy which we provide. We educate our patients about their chronic pelvic pain diagnosis, provide a comprehensive home exercise program, and refer to counseling, pain management, and surgeons as needed. Solving pelvic pain is our passion!