Pelvic floor inflammation results in pain and other symptoms in women, stemming from a variety of causes. When you experience pain at a level that interferes with your day, your quality of life plummets. Effective pain management can buy you time to function as you wait for treatment.
As a specialty practice, Pain Management 360 in Huntington, Hurricane, and Charleston, West Virginia, Dr. Rudy Malayil and our team can help. We match the pain treatment to your condition, providing the relief you need to return to normal living.
Your pelvis provides the interface between your legs and abdomen, so it’s critical to body support and movement. It’s also home to women’s reproductive organs and parts of the digestive and urinary systems.
Pelvic floor muscles support your bladder, bowel, and uterus. Key to sexual function, these muscles prevent urinary and bowel incontinence while holding these organs in place. Many conditions can affect pelvic floor performance, leading to a wide range of problems.
Conditions as varied as childbirth and constipation can weaken pelvic floor muscles. Inflammation is often the cause of pain, and there are disorders of the pelvic region that feature inflammation prominently.
Let’s take a closer look at some of these factors that cause pelvic floor inflammation.
Part of the process of pregnancy includes hormone changes that alter the pliability of connective tissue to support the space necessary as your fetus grows.
The amount of stretching necessary to accommodate a baby can be enormous, and even with the hormonal changes, the muscles of your pelvic floor and their related support tissues can suffer before and after childbirth.
The connections between the bones of your pelvis become weaker. The increased flexibility can lead to instability and pain, and it’s not always easy to diagnose the issue, since pelvic inflammation can create pain that’s similar to other conditions, including endometriosis and urinary tract conditions.
When your ovaries stop producing estrogen, menopause begins, another major hormonal event in the life of a woman. Tissue in your pelvic region changes and, like during pregnancy, your pelvic floor muscles lose strength and tone.
Changes that occur during pregnancy may remain and the additional burden of menopause could result in further deterioration.
Carrying extra pounds increases the amount of overall inflammation in your body. Obesity also connects with an increased risk of pelvic floor disorders, including sexual dysfunction, uterine prolapse, and incontinence of the urinary tract and bowel. Weight loss typically leads to reduced inflammation and improvements in pelvic floor conditions.
Regardless of the cause of your pelvic pain, a visit to our office is the place to start. Dr. Malayil and our team take the time and care to match your pelvic pain plan with your condition and lifestyle.
Contact Pain Management 360 by calling our location nearest you or clicking to request an appointment online. Your relief starts with treatment, so plan your visit today.