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Treating pelvic floor pain with physical therapy in Swansboro, NC

Pelvic Floor Pain

Pelvic pain is any kind of pain that affects you in the area between your lower abdomen and above your upper thighs. There are several conditions that cause pain in the pelvis that affect millions of Americans every year, including people in and around Swansboro, North Carolina.

Some conditions that affect the pelvis affect the pelvic floor. This is a group of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis that acts as a floor to support the organs above it. The muscles in the pelvic floor are responsible for many movements that provide you with bladder control and bowel control and control of your sexual functions. 

Symptoms of pelvic floor pain

When the pelvic floor muscles are in pain, it can be difficult to stand, walk or use them for bladder and bowel control. Pelvic floor pain varies in severity and affects everyone differently. Its symptoms may include:

  • Persistent pain in the pelvic region
  • Muscle spasms in the pelvic region
  • Lower back pain
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Discomfort during sex

If you have any of these symptoms, you may need to visit a health care professional for treatment.

Note, if you experience any of these symptoms and also have a high fever, numbness or blood in your stool, you should seek emergency medical assistance. These may be the signs of a condition in your organs, not in the pelvic floor muscles.

Treating pelvic floor pain with physical therapy

Physical therapists have many methods for treating pelvic floor pain, but the primary method of treatment in most cases is therapeutic exercise and stretching. Physical therapists can guide you through exercises and stretches to improve the strength and flexibility of the pelvic floor muscles. This helps them work together as they should be and provides more support and control for your bladder and bowels. 

Physical therapists can also help you improve your posture and guide you through movements for common activities that use your pelvis to help reduce pelvic floor pain. 

Visit Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Swansboro, NC, for pelvic pain treatment

Our physical therapists at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Swansboro, North Carolina, are highly skilled in treating pelvic floor pain. If you live with pain in your pelvis that is preventing you from enjoying your life, we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about pelvic pain treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.