There is hope for pelvic floor dysfunction
Suffering from incontinence, painful sex or other pelvic floor issues? You're not alone. Urinary incontinence affects 25 million adult Americans. Twenty-six percent of women between ages 18 and 59 have involuntary leakage, 1 of 7 American women ages 18 to 50 have pelvic pain, and 61% go without diagnoses. You don't have to live with it — we're here to help.
What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is made up of layers of muscles, nerves and ligaments that form a sling from the pubic bone to the tailbone.
The pelvic floor muscles are vital to:
— supporting the pelvic organs, the urinary tract, digestive tract, reproductive organs, bladder, and prostate in men
— controlling the urinary and anal sphincters
— facilitating birth as they help the fetus to rotate forwards and navigate through the pelvic girdle.
— helping sexual function
— maintaining optimal intra-abdominal pressure
What is pelvic floor dysfunction? Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a range of problems that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, lower 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. These conditions may be due to infections, pregnancy or child birth, insidious onset, poor posture from chronic low back or SI dysfunction, trauma, or as a result of surgery.
The most common types of pelvic floor disorders include:
— Urinary incontinence, or lack of bladder control
— Fecal incontinence, lack of bowel control or Constipation
— Pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which the uterus, bladder and bowel may descent into the vagina
— Painful Sex and Menstruation
— Pain in the lower back, pelvis, genitals or rectum
— Sciatica and tailbone pain
— Prostatitis, Prostadynia
— Pre/Post natal pain and weakness
— Post surgical – Hysterectomy and Prostatectomy
— Cesarean, Episiotomy and Scar Pain
How can Dynamic help?
Our treatment program for pelvic floor dysfunction is customized for each patient. Rehabilitation plans may include external and internal therapy, such as:
— Myofascial and trigger point release
— Visceral or connective tissue manipulation
— Biofeedback, electrical stimulation, TENS
— Cold laser therapy
— Heat and cold therapy
We provide comprehensive care that encompasses strategies and interventions to promote and advance health in women and men of all ages.