Chronic pelvic pain and incontinence affect millions of people. You are not as alone as you feel. Here are the startling statistics (apologies for the gendered language):

  • 1 in 4 women experience chronic pelvic pain
  • 9% of men experience chronic pelvic pain
  • 1 in 10 women (and unknown number of trans men and non-binary people) have endometriosis
  • 10% to 55% of women ages 15-64 experience urinary incontinence
  • 11% to 31% of men experience urinary incontinence

Pelvic pain can manifest as tightness and pain in the abdomen, perineum, rectum, and tailbone. Chronic pelvic pain may be difficult to diagnose and embarrassing to talk about.

Your physician may diagnosis your condition as:

Bladder dysfunction

  • urinary urgency
  • urinary frequency
  • urinary incontinence (stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence)
  • interstitial cystitis

Bowel dysfunction

  • constipation
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • fecal incontinence

Pelvic pain

  • endometriosis
  • vaginismus
  • vulvar pain
  • provoked vestibulodynia
  • interstitial cystitis
  • chronic nonbacterial prostatitis
  • coccydynia
  • levator ani syndrome
  • pudendal neuralgia

There is often a combination of bowel and bladder dysfunction that accompanies pelvic pain. As pelvic health specialists, we perform a whole body evaluation and integrate the reeducation of breathing patterns and other musculoskeletal habitual movement patterns and as it relates to your body.