Treating Pelvic Dysfunction and Pain
Find out what might be causing your pelvic pain and what you can do about it.
Maybe you’ve heard about the pelvic floor before but you don’t really know what it is. The pelvic floor is a series of muscles that support the bladder, bowels, and uterus in a woman. Women with pelvic dysfunction may experience chronic pain in this area. You may notice that the muscles may even spasm. You may also experience frequency urination or urinary incontinence or pain during intercourse. If this is something you are going through, our Jacksonville, FL, urologists, Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian or Dr. Ali Kasraeian, are here to help.
Sure, we know that this might not be the easiest conversation to have with a doctor, but it’s one that our Jacksonville urological specialists see often, particularly in women. Experiencing chronic pelvic pain and other problems should not become the norm. While there are a variety of reasons why pelvic pain might be happening it’s important that you turn to us for the answers you need so we can create a treatment plan that works for you.
What causes pelvic floor pain and dysfunction?
There is still a lot about pelvic dysfunction that the medical community is trying to research and discover. Of course, there are certain medical conditions or experiences that can cause weakness within the muscles of the pelvic floor including:
- Nerve damage
- Being obese
- Previous pelvic surgery
How is pelvic dysfunction and pain treated?
There are several ways in which to reduce pain and other issues you might be having as a result of pelvic floor dysfunction. First and foremost, we want to find the most effective way to relax the muscles to prevent spasms and to improve urinary control and bowel movements (and to reduce pain during intercourse, too).
We can teach you a series of Kegel exercises to do that can help to rebuild and restrengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This is a simple an effective option that you can do anytime, anywhere.
Of course, we know that Kegel exercises often aren’t enough to alleviate most women’s pelvic pain. Sometimes a muscle relaxant is prescribed to help reduce the frequency and severity of muscle spasms. Another treatment option is biofeedback, in which sensors are placed on the abdomen and anus, which controls the muscles to make them contract and relax to help the patient understand how to better control these muscles on their own. In more severe cases, surgery is recommended to repair pelvic muscle damage.
Kasraeian Urology offers three convenient locations in Jacksonville, FL, to serve you better. Don’t let pelvic dysfunction and pain affect your quality of life. Call our urological team today to schedule a much-needed appointment with us.