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Chronic pelvic pain physiotherapy and osteopathy treatment in London
Chronic pelvic pain in women, is pain in the pelvic region, which is the lower part of your abdomen and pelvis. It isn’t an uncommon condition and it affects mostly women of reproductive age. It can be a symptom of a condition or a condition itself; therefore sometimes the causes can be unclear.
Symptoms can vary and you may experience steady and severe pain, a constant dull ache or intermittent aches. In addition, you may also experience pain during intercourse, when urinating or having bowel movement, and when you sit or stand for a long time. Some women experience pain so severe that they can’t sleep, or go to work. Lying down may help relieve the pain to some degree.
Physiotherapy and osteopathy can help ease chronic pelvic pain, whether the causes are physical or psychological. At Excellence Physiotherapy London, we have a female physiotherapist and an osteopath who specialise in women’s health, who can offer pelvic pain re-education.
Our London physiotherapist and osteopath will perform an assessment and put together a personalised treatment plan for you, based on your medical history, cause of your condition and level of pain. During the treatment, the physiotherapist will work on the specific muscles that cause pain, such as pelvic floor muscles and stretch them in order to relax them and ease the pain. Our London Physiotherapists and osteopaths will also teach you exercises you can do on your own in between sessions and after treatment has finished, in order to increase the benefits of your treatment.
You don’t have to worry about your privacy, as we offer home visits in London, so you can feel as comfortable as possible during the treatment. However, if it is more convenient for you, we will also happily see you at either of the Light Centre practice Belgravia near Victoria station or Moorgate in the city of London.
Why do I have pelvic pain?
It is possible that the pelvic pain you experience is caused by a muscular dysfunction such as:
- Neuralgia pudendal: neuropathic pain or the nerve between the genitalia and anus
- Dyspareunia: pain during sexual intercourse
- Irritable bowel syndrome: chronic bowel dysfunction causing diarrhoea or constipation
- Interstitial cystitis: chronic pain in the bladder
- Vestibulodynia: burning pain when pressure is applied to the vulva
- Vaginismus: chronic contraction of the pelvic floor muscles at the opening of the vagina
There are different reasons that cause these muscular dysfunctions, but some causes can be:
- Trauma occurring in daily life
- Surgery in the pelvic area
- Surgical removal of haemorrhoids
- Fracture near the perinea area
- Sexual abuse
- Psychosomatic reaction to stress or anxiety
We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised
For appointment with our London physiotherapist or London osteopath call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765
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