Diagnosing Pelvic Pain
Cystoscopy to look inside the bladder, combined with hysteroscopy to exam the uterus, as well as pelvic ultrasounds and CT scans, can help us find the underlying reason for the pelvic pain – whether inflammatory, structural or something else.
We also take the time to methodically go through each patient’s history to piece together why they may be experiencing pelvic pain.
In addition to muscular, fascial and nerve considerations when addressing abdominal and pelvic pain, other multi-system considerations can play a part. Bladder and bowel habits as well as sexual function needs to be assessed in an integrated manner – as all of the pelvic organs have strong influences on each other and and can help give insight into the underlying factors causing the abdominal and pelvic pain.
Treating Pelvic Pain
Once the cause is identified we offer a broad range of treatments – from medication, to pelvic therapy, to in-office treatments and minimally invasive laparoscopic & robotic surgery – to remedy the cause of your pelvic pain
In addition to the latest medical modalities listed above, pelvic pain treatment and therapy may also include external and internal manual pelvic therapy including myofascial release and connective tissue manipulation. Muscle energy techniques for the spine and sacrum, as well as instruction in relaxation breathing and abdominal massage strategies may also be beneficial.
Noninvasive, natural therapies such as biofeedback and instruction in dilator use, if appropriate, may also be explored by our experienced and caring pelvic health specialists – to ensure a holistic approach that treats and remedies all underlying causes of your pelvic pain.