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4 Local Activities for Amarillo Women to Enjoy in the Absence of Pelvic Pain

Living with pelvic pain affects aspects of your life that are "private." Pelvic pain affects bowel, bladder, and sexual functions. Because these issues are viewed as "private" by many women, pelvic pain will often go



and most fearful UNDERREPORTED!

Usually this trend continues until the condition has become debilitating. Chronic pelvic pain in many cases is treatable through coaching and training from a women's health physical therapy expert of musculoskeletal dysfunction.

In a recent conference and talk with Natalie Gaines, MD, of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI, she spoke to Urology Times about the value of physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction. Her medical group conducted chart reviews of nearly 100 woman 18 to 80 years of age that received pelvic floor physical therapy for not only pain but also for urinary frequency, urinary urgency, constipation, and difficulty initiating urination.


Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction


Urinary Frequency

Urinary Urgency


Difficulty initiating Urination


What they found was that 82% of these females had implemented pain medication while 48% underwent women's pelvic floor physical therapy. Interestingly, of the 48% of women that implemented physical therapy they found larger reduction of both pain maximum intensity and the range of pain values. Arguably even more important, they also found a reduction in reported urinary complications as well as overall improvement in quality of life. This was in comparison to the group of pain medication alone.