Pelvic Pain can have many causes

Pelvic pain conditions are occasionally undiagnosed due to their complex nature. Thus, it is often up to a person to search and locate the specialist who will correctly identify the roots of their pelvic pain. It can sometimes be hard to tell musculoskeletal pain from pain originating within a pelvic organ, so a women’s health Nurse Practitioner can screen for, and rule out some causes of pelvic pain, such as an infection, cysts, polyps, fibroids, malignant neoplasms, and endometriosis, to name a few, and then make a referral to the pelvic Physical Therapist for evaluation and treatment for some of the following issues that cause pelvic pain:

  • Pelvic floor muscle tension
  • Levator Ani Syndrome
  • Dyspareunia
  • Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder
  • syndrome
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

For men, a pelvic Physical Therapist can help with a variety of conditions that cause pelvic pain, after they have been evaluated by their physician, PA, or APRN, and referred to pelvic PT.