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Muscle Spasms/ Tightness


Pelvic floor muscle spasms, also known as hypertonic pelvic floor, involve the involuntary contraction or tightness of the muscles in the pelvic area. This condition can lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including pelvic pain, urinary and bowel disturbances, and sexual dysfunction.

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support your bladder, bowel, and sexual organs. When these muscles become overly tight or spasm, it can disrupt their normal function and cause significant discomfort.

Understanding Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasms and Tightness

Pelvic floor muscle spasms can occur in both men and women, affecting their quality of life. The causes of this condition can vary, often linked to stress, injury, surgery, or other medical conditions.

Symptoms of pelvic floor muscle spasms may include:

  • Chronic pelvic pain

  • Painful urination or bowel movements

  • Difficulty initiating urination or fully emptying the bladder

  • Constipation or straining during bowel movements

  • Pain during or after sexual intercourse

Treating Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasms with Physical Therapy

Pelvic physical therapy is an effective treatment for pelvic floor muscle spasms. It involves a combination of techniques designed to relax and stretch the pelvic floor muscles, reducing pain and improving function.

Therapists may use manual therapy, exercises, biofeedback, and education about lifestyle changes to help you manage your symptoms. Each treatment plan is customized to the individual's needs, ensuring the most effective approach.

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasms

Physical therapy for pelvic floor muscle spasms offers several benefits:

  • Reduction in pelvic pain

  • Improved bladder and bowel control

  • Enhanced sexual function

  • Increased awareness of your pelvic floor muscles

  • Improved quality of life

At BeWhole Pelvic Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing effective, compassionate care for individuals suffering from pelvic floor muscle spasms. Our team of dedicated pelvic physical therapists is here to help you regain control over your pelvic health, reduce your pain, and enhance your daily functions.

Begin your journey to relief from pelvic floor muscle spasms today. Contact us to schedule your first appointment and let us guide you towards improved pelvic health.

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