Chronic pelvic pain and incontinence affect millions of people. You are not as alone as you feel. Here are the startling statistics:
- 1 in 4 women experience chronic pelvic pain.
- 9% of men experience chronic pelvic pain.
- 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:
- urinary urgency/frequency
- urinary incontinence
- interstitial cystitis
- irritable bowel syndrome
- fecal incontinence
- vulvar pain
- provoked vestibulodynia
- chronic nonbacterial prostatitis
- levator ani syndrome
- pudendal neuralgia
Usually with pelvic pain there is a combination of bowel and bladder dysfunction that accompanies the pain. As a pelvic specialist, I 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.