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Causes of Pelvic Pain & Incontinence

  • Conditions associated with pregnancy and postpartum

  • Weakness or tightness of the pelvic floor or core muscles

  • Misalignment of a joint

  • Muscle strength and stretch imbalance

  • Trauma to the pelvic floor muscles such as child birth, abuse, or falling on the tailbone

  • Surgical scars and adhesions

  • Repetitive motion causing strain on the pelvic floor muscles

  • Poor posture

  • Pelvic floor or abdominal muscles not working in coordination with each other

  • Pelvic floor inflammation

  • Abdominal bloating

Different Treatment Options:

Biofeedback: Measures the strength of the pelvic floor muscle contraction and relaxation

Relaxation Techniques & Strengthening: Exercises including kegels and core stabilization activities are used to strengthen and coordinate the pelvic floor muscles

Muscle Stretching: Loosens tight muscles to allow proper functioning 

Digital Trigger Point Release: Applying pressure to muscles to decrease tension and pain

Dry Needling: Small filament inserted into the muscle resulting in decreased pain and tightness 

Soft Tissue Massage: Decreases tightness and tension in muscles 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Decreases inflammation and bloating which causes pelvic pain

Nutritional Changes: Eliminate irritants such as soda, chocolate, dairy, acidic, or spicy foods

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