Q&A: Painful Sex, the Bladder-Back Pain Connection, Male Pelvic Pain and More

Q&A: Painful Sex, the Bladder-Back Pain Connection, Male Pelvic Pain and More

In this, our latest Q&A post, we tackle some important pelvic floor issues, including painful sex, the connection between bladder and back pain and the proper PT for someone with prolapse and pain.

Prolapse + Pelvic Pain = What kind of PT?

Dear Liz,

I get e-stim done, but I have both prolapse and pelvic pain/trigger points. What is the protocol in this case?

–Signed,

Prolapse Plus Pain

Dear Prolapse Plus Pain,

In certain cases, a patient may present with what we endearingly call a “hybrid pelvic floor.” This means that certain pelvic floor muscles are tight or “hypertonic” (trigger points may or may not be present) while other pelvic floor muscles are weak or over-lengthened. As a result...

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