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Pelvic Pain

At Inspira Physical Therapy + Pilates, we recognize that pelvic pain is a complex and multifaceted condition that can affect individuals of all genders. Pelvic pain extends beyond traditional gender stereotypes, underscoring the importance of inclusive care that addresses the unique needs of each patient.

Causes of Pelvic Pain in Men and Women

Men and women alike may experience pelvic pain stemming from diverse causes. In men, common issues include penile pain, testicular discomfort, and pain associated with sitting. This can be attributed to conditions such as bacterial prostatitis, prostatitis, chronic constipation, or inflammation of the prostate. Gastrointestinal problems like IBS or inflammatory bowel disease can also contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction and subsequent pain.

For women, pelvic pain often relates to gynecologic conditions like endometriosis, which is indicative of broader inflammatory processes affecting multiple systems in the body. Additionally, pelvic pain may manifest during or after pregnancy, highlighting the need for specialized care tailored to the unique challenges of this life stage.

Psychological Factors and Pelvic Pain

Mental health also plays a significant role in pelvic pain. Anxiety, depression, or other psychological factors can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction, influencing the experience and management of pain. Our team at Inspira Physical Therapy + Pilates understands the interconnectedness of physical and emotional well-being, offering compassionate support to address all aspects of pelvic pain.

Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Approach

If a patient has anything going on with their GI tract, they can have pelvic floor dysfunction, thus causing pelvic pain. One of the biggest causes of pelvic pain is not just a gynecologic condition, but a total body inflammatory disease that affects multi-system. Vaginismus, are involuntary contractions of the muscles due to anything entering the vagina. The muscles tighten in a response to trauma as a protective mechanism, even if there’s not necessarily tissue damage, but because of the emotional component of it. 

When evaluating pelvic pain, our specialists conduct comprehensive assessments to identify underlying issues such as muscular tension (hypertonia) or weakness (hypotonia) in the pelvic floor. Advanced diagnostic tools like MRI pelvis may be utilized to further investigate suspected conditions such as hernias or sports-related injuries contributing to pelvic discomfort.

Understanding the specific cause of pelvic pain is paramount in developing effective treatment strategies. At Inspira Physical Therapy + Pilates, we emphasize a patient-centered approach focused on uncovering the root cause of pelvic pain to provide targeted therapies and interventions. Our goal is to empower patients with the knowledge and tools they need to overcome pelvic pain and regain optimal function and quality of life.

A lot of the different causes and getting to the bottom of what the causes are is really what helps figure out how to treat it. Getting to the root cause so that patients may stop experiencing symptoms is crucial. It’s so important that if you may even think something is wrong or have gone through many appointments, don’t give up. The fact that you’re investing time means that there are people just like you looking for answers and they’re out there.

Seeking Relief and Recovery

If you’ve been struggling with pelvic pain and seeking answers, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’re committed to supporting you on your journey toward relief and recovery. Together, we can work towards resolving pelvic pain and restoring your well-being. Contact Inspira Physical Therapy + Pilates in Brooklyn, NYC, to take the first step towards a pain-free future.

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