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Pelvic Floor Pain/Dysfunction

Relief from chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), with its often bewildering and troubling symptoms, is what those seeking help from any treatment, are looking for when they go to a doctor. Conventional medical treatment however, almost universally misunderstands chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The remedies it offers at best, are partial and short-termed and at worst, remedies like surgical intervention or certain injections, can exacerbate the problem.

The fundamental error of conventional chronic pelvic pain syndrome treatment, is that it does not grasp the fact that it is both a systemic and local problem — systemic in that the nervous system, typically and frequently remains aroused, causing a chronic and excruciating tightening of the pelvic muscles. It is a local problem in that habitual worry, anxiety and nervous arousal in certain individuals, results in the local pain and dysfunction of the pelvic muscles. Without effectively treating both aspects, chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) can be a debilitating condition. Symptoms include some of the following:

  • Urinary / Fecal Incontinence / Frequency / Urgency / Hesitancy
  • Organ Prolapse
  • Pain with Sitting
  • Rectal / Perineum Pain
  • Genital Pain
  • Pain During or After Sex
  • Pain or Relief After Bowel Movement
  • Lower Abdominal Pain
  • Tailbone / Low Back Pain

Complications and Triggers:

  • Stress Can Increase Pain
  • Depression / Anxiety About Symptoms
  • Symptoms Reduce Quality of Life
  • Conventional Treatments Don’t Help
  • Medical Tests Find No Disease

The Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Program, offered by Power In Motion Rehabilitation and Dr. Vani Swaminanthan, provides men and women with the tools and skills necessary to regain control of bowel and bladder function. Patients may be referred to the program by their physician. Pelvic floor therapy and rehabilitation,are generally covered by major medical insurances and Medicare.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a term that describes a Physical Therapy approach to improving the strength and function of the muscles that support your bladder, urethra and other organs within the bony pelvis. A group of muscles, called the levator ani, stretch from the pubic bone to the tailbone creating the “floor” of the pelvis. The urethra, vagina and anus pass through small openings in this muscle group. The levator ani, also referred to as the pelvic floor muscles or PFM, helps maintain pressure within the urethra, which in turn prevents urine leakage and organ prolapse.

Strong muscles may alleviate the contractions associated with an overactive bladder and help keep the bladder, uterus and rectum in their proper positions within the pelvic floor. These muscles may be damaged or lose strength and tone due to aging, childbirth, surgery, illness or other conditions.
Pelvic floor therapy and rehabilitation use the principles of physical therapy to provide a structured program for muscle reconditioning. Physical Therapist Dr. Vani Swaminathan, specializes in urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and painful intimacy. Power In Motion Rehabilitation and Dr. Vani, work with each patient to develop an individualized program for building strength and improving pelvic floor function. The components of a program will include pelvic muscle re-education exercises and/or electrical stimulation of muscles.

Contact Us today at Libertyville, IL Center and speak with Dr. Vani on how pelvic floor therapy can reduce or eliminate the embarrassment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Regain the control and abilities you once enjoyed. Don’t hesitate any longer.