Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation
Treatment for Urinary Incontinence and More
Pelvic muscle rehabilitation can successfully treat urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and other conditions in which pelvic floor muscles have been stretched, damaged or are not working properly. Issues affecting the muscles surrounding the pelvic floor are actually quite common. In fact, 13 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence which can be caused by:
- Tissue and muscle damage during childbirth
- Multiple urinary tract infections
- Certain illnesses such as diabetes
Pelvic Muscle Issues and Urinary Incontinence Can Affect Anyone
Similar to urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse can result from childbirth. It’s important to note, however, that pelvic muscle damage is not relegated exclusively to women. In fact, studies demonstrate that 11 to 34% of older males are affected by urinary incontinence. For men, UI may result from:
- Damage to the sphincter or nerves surrounding the bladder
- Birth defects in which developmental issues affected the urinary tract
- History of prostate issues (including cancer)
- Certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Dealing with urinary incontinence or other issues involving chronic pelvic pain can be inconvenient, uncomfortable and embarrassing – and it affects people of all ages. Urology Associates of South Bend work to alleviate pain and discomfort for our patients by providing pelvic muscle rehabilitation utilizing a variety of modalities. Therapies may include Kegel exercises, PTNS (post tibial nerve stimulation), Botox injections to the urethra and InterStim (an implantable device to treat incontinence issues).
If you or someone you know is in need of pelvic muscle rehabilitation schedule a consultation or call us now at 574-234-4100 to learn more.