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PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION
Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of problems that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, low back, coccyx and/or hip joint. The tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have increased or decreased sensitivity and/or irritation resulting in pelvic pain. Many times, the underlying cause of pelvic pain is difficult to determine. These conditions may be due to infections (usually undiagnosed), pregnancy or childbirth, insidious onset, poor posture from chronic low back or SI dysfunction, trauma (e.g. bad fall), or a result of surgery.
HOW IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION DIAGNOSED?
A Gynecologist diagnoses Pelvic Floor Dysfunction by examining the medical history of the patient and conducting a physical examination to evaluate the patient’s ability to control the pelvic floor muscles. In certain cases, the doctor may perform a defecating proctogram.
HOW IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION TREATED?
Treatment may include:
• External and internal manual therapy including:myofascial release and trigger point release, visceral manipulation, connective tissue manipulation, and craniosacral therapy
• Biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
• Cold laser, heat and cold therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
People with this disorder tend to contract these muscles rather than relax them. Because of this, they cannot have a bowel movement, or they have an incomplete one.