The end of the year is approaching. Everyone is caught up in preparations for the holidays. Not surprisingly, concerns of the pelvic floor may be taking a back seat at this time.
In a very appropriate arrangement of priorities, matters of bathroom habits, physical performance and sexuality are a few rungs down on the priority ladder when placed up against family, gifts, and food. What are the reasons behind, and the cost of delaying attention to pelvic health in this way?
May is pelvic pain awareness month, and pelvic pain is a topic I am asked about so frequently that it bears talking about from a variety of angles. So many women and men live day in and day out with pain in their pelvic region, buttocks, genitals, pubic area, tailbone, groin, bladder, genitals, rectum. It can get in the way of day to day activities like sitting, walking, sleeping, sexual activity, exercising, working, or child care. It can change your mood, your focus, your ability to engage with people you want to (or just need to) spend time with and pay attention to.
It's is a term that you may hear about and may have read a lot about. If you have pain somewhere in “that area” that is hard to describe, you have probably already done some research online to try to figure out what is wrong. You may have even found some possible suggestions as to how to solve this problem.
But how do you know whether what you have is Pelvic Pain?
When we say "pelvic pain", we’re talking about a number of different problems, with one term, so let’s break it down.
Helping health-oriented people overcome pelvic health problems, and live the life you love!
Deborah S. Cohen
Specialist Pelvic Health Physical Therapist