Pelvic pain can be caused by several conditions, including but not limited to endometriosis, tension of your pelvic floor muscles, cancer, traumatic injury, childbirth, or nerve damage in the pelvic area.
- Health psychology: Psychological treatments are an important part of pain management. Understanding and managing the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that accompany the discomfort can help you cope more effectively with your pain and can reduce the intensity of your pain. Pain psychologists focus on teaching you skills such as stress management strategies so you can engage in the activities which are most meaningful to you leading to an improved quality of life.
- Medication: We can work with your primary care provider to help manage pain through medication.
- Nerve blocks: This is a treatment that targets specific nerves in the pelvic area that give you pain. Nerve blocks numb the nerve and can also decrease inflammation in the area if a steroid is used.
- Physical therapy (PT): Physical therapists specialize in working with your body's musculoskeletal and nerve systems. They can help evaluate your body's alignment and movement pattern that cause you pain, and design a treatment program for your needs.
- Rolfing and massage are excellent therapies to help with pain control.