Pelvic Dysfunction

Dr. Maxine Helman in Scarsdale, NY, offers personalized, effective treatment for pelvic dysfunction and the unwanted symptoms it creates.

Guide to Pelvic Dysfunction

The human body is an incredible and intricate network that helps us move throughout our day. Sometimes, there is something amiss that impacts how this network functions. The pelvic floor isn’t a component thought about very often, but pelvic dysfunction can impact some of our basic tasks, like using the restroom. Learn more about this condition in the guide provided by Dr. Helman in Scarsdale, NY, below.

What Do You Mean By Pelvic Dysfunction?

Pelvic dysfunction is a condition involving your pelvic floor. This is a combination of ligaments and muscles that support the uterus or prostate, rectum, and bladder. When something is amiss in the pelvic region, it can cause a variety of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty with bowel movements
  • Inability to control your bowel movements or urination, which causes leaking
  • Lower back pain
  • Discomfort or pain during intercourse

Are Women the Only Ones Who Suffer From Pelvic Dysfunction?

Not at all. It’s often more talked about in regard to women, as it’s often a result of childbirth. However, pelvic dysfunction can impact men, too, as well as women who have never had a baby or those who had a C-section.

What Causes This Condition?

Let’s begin with the most obvious: pregnancy and childbirth. Though it’s not the only cause of pelvic dysfunction, childbirth does tend to result in weakened pelvic muscles and tears in the connective tissue. However, various other things can lead to this damage, including being overweight or obese, nerve damage, pelvic surgery, or injury to the pelvic region. Aging can also play a role.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Keeping your pelvic floor strong and functioning properly is important, and chiropractors have various ways to help make this possible. Adjustments can effectively improve nerve function, joint function, and muscle function – all of which help improve the stability and function of the pelvic floor. This includes adjustments throughout the spine as well as those specific to the pelvic region.

Soft tissue techniques are typically used to relax and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. These can include massage therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and more, depending on the patient’s needs.

Therapeutic exercises also help to relax and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles as well as improve joint function. Those same exercises can help strengthen your core, which can help support the organs in the pelvic region and reduce some of the pressure placed on the pelvic floor.

Find relief from pelvic dysfunction by calling (914) 722-7688 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Helman in Scarsdale, NY.

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