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Chronic Pelvic Pain Treatment

Some people in Havelock, North Carolina, may wake up every day to pain in the area below their belly button. If this sounds like something you’ve been dealing with for months now, then you likely have an issue called chronic pelvic pain. The pain can be a symptom of a condition like pelvic floor dysfunction, but it can also be a condition in its own right. No matter if it’s a condition or a symptom, chronic pelvic pain can be treated by Havelock-area physical therapists. There are three therapy techniques that are especially useful for treating this issue.  

1.   Postural exercises

Posture is how you hold your body when standing, sitting and moving around, and poor posture could be the reason you need chronic pelvic pain treatment. The pelvic muscles are part of a group of muscles that are called the core muscles. The core muscles are also found in the stomach, sides and back, and they must be strong to help maintain good posture. Postural exercises can help target weak core muscles. Improving the strength of these muscles can help reduce tension on the pelvic muscles and reduce the pain you’re feeling in this area. 

2.   Myofascial stretches

Myofascial stretches can also be used by physical therapists to treat chronic pelvic pain. Fascia is a sheet of collagen-based connective tissue, and it’s found under the skin and around muscles and internal organs. This includes organs like the bowel, bladder and other organs in the pelvic area. Issues like sports injuries and other damage can cause tension to build up in the fascia, and this built-up tension can lead to pain in the pelvis. With myofascial stretches, a physical therapist can help stretch the fascia in the pelvic area, which can help reduce tension and pain. 

3.   Diaphragmatic breathing

Another therapy technique that can help with chronic pelvic pain treatment is diaphragmatic breathing. To many people, it may seem odd that a technique that targets the diaphragm can also help pelvic pain. However, the diaphragm is one of the core muscles just like the pelvic muscles. This means that if the diaphragm is weak, it places a greater load on the pelvic muscles and other core muscles, and this can cause them to become tight and painful. 

Diaphragmatic breathing is designed to expand and contract this breathing muscle, and the movement can help increase diaphragm strength. This helps it take a load off the other core muscles, and in turn, the reduced stress can allow the pelvic muscles to lengthen, drop and become less painful. 

Peak Performance offers chronic pelvic pain treatment in Havelock, NC

You’ll be happy to know that you can find treatment for chronic pelvic pain right here in Havelock. Peak Performance has a clinic in Havelock that can help with this and other chronic pain issues. First, we’ll have you come in for a one-on-one screening, and this will allow our therapists to figure out what’s causing your pain. Then, we’ll create a therapy plan that’s completely personalized to your needs. 

Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.