Have you been diagnosed with Pelvic Pain? Do you think maybe you have it because you asked Dr. Google or because your Men’s group suggested you did? Here is a Pelvic Pain primer to help you become informed about this condition.
First: let me be as clear as possible. Pelvic Pain is an umbrella term that represents anyone with pain in their pelvic region. That includes the following locations:
- Low back
- Pubic bone
- Tail bone
- Lower abdomen
- Bladder, rectum, uterus, ovary
- Pelvic floor
- Vagina, vulva, labia, clitorus
- Penis, testicles, scrotum, prostate
Do all those areas describe a potentially wide variety of things that might be causing that pain?? Absolutely! It is a broad statement, and often does not include a clear set of instructions about how to effectively treat the particular pain(s) you might be experiencing.
Pelvic pain can be baffling, and can take a long time to fully investigate and diagnose. It can be distressing in its ability to take away from your quality of life, making activities of daily living difficult or impossible.
Second: there are things that can be done. Physiotherapy treatment is often indicated as these pain syndromes are related to nerves, muscles, bones and movement. Click the about button and What to Expect button below to learn more about how I determine your path forward no matter what umbrella your pain falls under.