Chronic pelvic pain is defined as having pain for at least 6 months duration anywhere from the umbilicus to the thighs and includes the abdomen, the low back and buttocks, the pelvis, the vulva, and the vagina. Below are some of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain that are treated in our facility. Most patients with pelvic pain do not have just one cause of their pain, but have multiple pain generators and improvement of pain is dependent on identifying and treating all pain generators. For a more comprehensive perspective on chronic pelvic pain, please see the International Pelvic Pain Society Website at www.pelvicpain.org.
Some of the common causes of chronic pelvic pain that we treat include:
- Painful Bladder Syndrome/IC
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasms
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Treatment for pelvic pain often can include a unique blend of medical therapy, physical therapy, and sometimes surgical procedures. Our treatments are tailored to each individual patient and depend on her pain causes and patterns.