Your Guide to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation in South Bend
Sadly, pelvic muscle disorders are “equal opportunity” offenders. They affect both men and women, causing issues surrounding the abdominal and pelvic organs; bladder control, bowel health, and sexual activity. The good news is those who fear they may have a problem with their pelvic muscles can seek pelvic floor rehabilitation in South Bend.
USAB can be your Solution to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation in South Bend
Again, pelvic muscle disorders can occur in men and women and can result in creating muscle tension, joint impairments and leading to pelvic organ prolapse, loss of bladder control, and similar uncomfortable issues. The culprit of pelvic muscle disorders can vary, including:
- Pregnancy and/or childbirth
- Sciatica (nerve pain from the hips to the lower legs)
- Back pain
- Pubic bone discomfort
- Painful intercourse
The great news for those in need of Pelvic floor rehabilitation in South Bend, is that the board-certified urologists and nurse practitioners of Urology Associates of South Bend (USAB) are skilled and experienced in addressing loss or damage of pelvic floor muscles.
Treatment Pathways to Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles
Although the prospect of a pelvic muscle issue can seem daunting, there are various treatments available to strengthen the pelvic floor and improve bladder and bowel function. One effective therapeutic option that urologists recommend is Kegel exercises. Although commonly associated with women, “Kegels,” can be done by men as well to encourage stronger pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercises involve a combination of “squeezing” and relaxing the male and female pelvic muscles. Experts recommend completing five sets of Kegels for optimum results.
In addition to Kegel exercises, there are several other options to effectively rehabilitate pelvic floor muscles, including:
- Therapy (myofascial and relaxation techniques)
- BOTOX Therapy
- Biofeedback, Posterior-Tibial Nerve Stimulation and Electrical Stimulation
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
If you’re concerned that you may have a pelvic muscle problem or are experiencing incontinence or pain, please call us to schedule an appointment at 574-234-4100. If you have any questions regarding pelvic floor rehabilitation in South Bend or concerns regarding urological health, please don’t hesitate to call us anytime.