Pelvic pain syndrome can wreak havoc on your daily life, causing significant pain and discomfort. Bebé PT offers a full complement of therapies aimed at helping women throughout West Los Angeles, CA, manage chronic pelvic pain so they can reduce discomfort and improve their quality of life.
Pelvic pain syndrome refers to discomfort, aching, pain and feelings of pressure that occur in your pelvic region – the area from your bellybutton down to your groin. Chronic pelvic pain is considered to be pain or discomfort in your pelvic region that persists for six months or more. There are many possible causes of pelvic pain including endometriosis, fibroids, hormonal fluctuations, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infection, but many cases of chronic pelvic pain syndrome have no identifiable underlying cause. When the cause of pelvic pain cannot be determined, treatment is focused on relieving the painful symptoms.
Women who have pelvic pain syndrome can experience many different types of symptoms, including:
persistent, steady pain that's often severe
intermittent pain that fluctuates in intensity over time
pressure or feelings of heaviness in the pelvic region
pain during intercourse
pain when going to the bathroom
pain after sitting for long periods of time, such as when sitting at a desk all day at work
Sometimes, symptoms can become worse with long periods of standing, becoming less when lying down. The intensity of the pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating, interfering with regular routines.
Bebé PT practitioners understand the symptoms of pelvic pain syndrome and know how to apply specific techniques to help relieve symptoms so women can lead healthier, more comfortable lives. Depending on your specific symptoms, your treatment plan may include exercises and stretching techniques including Pilates, yoga to gently tone muscles and relieve stress, massage to help reduce inflammation and improve circulation, and physical therapy to help you regain pain-free range of motion and support healthy movement.
In an effort to make women's health physical therapy accessible and affordable, Bebé PT (now an Origin company) is a participating provider for hundreds of different health plans in California. Treatments are generally covered with a prescription from your OB/Gyn or any physician. If you don't have a prescription, we can send the physician a prescription on your behalf. Below is a list of the health plans for which we are in-network.
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