Most of the time, it is hard to seek treatment from a variety of doctors for men with pelvic floor dysfunction. But it is unfortunate that even they go from one specialist to another the results come back as normal.
In turn, they are naturally looking for information on the internet but the internet searches are mostly for me. That is why it is also difficult to find someone with experience treating men with pelvic health issues, so finding someone who can help is quite challenging.
However, know that you are not alone and there are physical therapists who are able to help you. Physical therapists use pelvic floor exercises as part of treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction since they help strengthen the pelvic floor. So you do not have to suffer from your symptoms for the rest of your life!
A Brief Overview of the Pelvic Floor
A pelvic floor is a group of muscles that reside in your pelvis. A man’s pelvic floor muscles support his bladder and bowel. The openings from these organs pass through the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles wrap tightly around these openings to keep them closed.
The pelvic floor muscles can be stretched, weakened, or too tight. If you are unable to relax and coordinate these muscles, this causes pelvic floor dysfunction. A man with pelvic floor dysfunction may have weak or especially tight pelvic floor muscles, making urinating or bowel movements difficult as well as problems having or keeping an erection.
However, do not fret because pelvic floor physical therapy is proven to be beneficial for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in men.
Symptoms and Causes of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
A weak pelvic floor causes different symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you have a problem with your pelvic floor muscles. Among the conditions that have been linked to weak pelvic floor muscles are:
- Pelvic pain, genital pain, or rectum pain
- bowel discomfort or constipation
- Urinary problems, such as the urge to urinate or painful urination
- low back pain
- characterized by pressure or swelling in the pelvic region
- Erectile dysfunction
- Painful or premature ejaculation
- as well as spasms in the pelvis
Tho it’s scary to have these symptoms, treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction includes strengthening your pelvic floor through pelvic floor dysfunction.
While causes are still unknown, a few of the known factors include:
- Getting older
- Those people involved in car accidents suffer trauma to their pelvic area
- Excessive pelvic muscle use (going to the bathroom too often, pushing too hard) eventually results in poor muscle coordination.
- Surgical procedures for the pelvis.
Pelvis NYC puts your comfort first for the initial consultation before asking about your symptoms or medical history because we know that when you are comfortable, you can disclose everything to us.
After the initial consultation, you may be required to undergo a physical examination in order to check for muscle spasms or knots as well as assessed your muscle weakness.
In some cases, we may also require you to run some tests for further verification.
Pelvic floor physical therapy uses pelvic floor exercises to address pelvic floor problems. Exercises in this specialized therapy help you manage pain, discomfort, and disturbances to your quality of life.
The goal of pelvic floor physical therapy is to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor muscles to improve core stability, control over urination, bowel movements, and sexual function. It uses a variety of different techniques to increase pelvic floor muscle control, improve awareness of contraction and relaxation patterns, and decrease symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, including pain, disability, and symptoms of incontinence.
Why Choose Us?
A doctor who specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction should be your number one consideration. He should be knowledgeable about techniques that have been proven to be successful in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Our expert at Pelvis NYC has been through pelvic floor dysfunction, that is why he understands what you are going through and is dedicated to treating your symptoms. He knows how difficult it is to live without knowing what is going on with your body.
We at Pelvis NYC ensure that you receive expert care, comprehensive understanding, and a comfortable treatment environment for all patients.