Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP):

CPP is any pain that lasts for more than 6 months and occurs in the pelvis or lower abdomen.  Sometimes the cause of the pain is obvious, and at other times the original cause is clear, but the pain persists long after the original problem has gone away.

 

Physiotherapy can help address these Pelvic Pain conditions:  

  • Vaginismus

  • Vestibulodynia

  • Vulvodynia

  • Endometriosis

  • Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse affecting women or men)

  • Penile or testicular pain

  • Coccygodynia (painful coccyx or tail bone)

  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)

  • Pudendal Neuralgia

  • Abdominal Pain:

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    • Chron’s disease

    • pain associated with abdominal surgery & scarring

  • Painful Bladder Syndrome

  • Interstitial Cystitis

  • Chronic Benign Prostatitis

  • Pain associated with repeated vaginal yeast infections

 

According to the International Pelvic Pain Society, it is estimated that 25 million women suffer with CPP.  In men, the pain can manifest in the perineum, rectum, prostate, penis, testicles, and abdomen.

Studies indicate significant clinical effects of physiotherapy for CPP and female sexual dysfunction...Because of its holistic approach, physiotherapy can contribute significantly to the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of CPP and female sexual dysfunction (Berghmans et al.  2018).

 

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References:  Berghmans, B. Int Urogynecol J (2018) 29: 631. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-017-3536-8.

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