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Pelvic and abdominal pain: What kind of treatments help?

I've recently treated 2 ladies with significant pelvic pain. One patient is fairly young, and for some unknown reason seemed to develop pelvic floor pain, specifically by the soft tissue on and below the pubic bone, as well as in the bladder area. Sometimes the pain was referred down into her leg and sitting and walking were difficult. Chronic-Pelvic-Pain-Treatment

She has received 3 treatments consisting of gentle stretches as well as manual therapy/myofascial release to the fascia and tissue which are painful and tight. The major problem turned out to be a sprain of the round ligament on the right:

round ligament is shown in blue

round ligament is shown in blue

Another patient had endometriosis which caused significant scarring through her abdominal area, including on the bladder, bowel, uterus, and ligaments. Douglas_endometriose2 She received gentle stretches as well as core strengthening and has returned to a normal workout routine. She also has avoided another surgery and higher intensity medication.

If you have questions, please feel free to comment.

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165 Lilly Rd. NE, Suite B
Olympia, Washington 98506


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