Johnston Pain Management, P.A.
Pain Management located in Jacksonville, NC & New Bern, NC
Pelvic pain is a symptom that can stem from a complication with your reproductive organs, the urinary tract, or supportive muscles. In Jacksonville, New Bern, and Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, the pain management specialists at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., provide advanced pain management services for chronic pelvic pain. To schedule an appointment and learn more, call the nearest office or book online today.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain is discomfort in and around your pelvis, which is the region between your abdomen and pubic bone. This pain becomes chronic when it surpasses the six-month mark without relief from any attempts at treatment.
There are numerous causes of pelvic pain that can affect both men and women. However, there are several that only affect women, and chronic pelvic pain is more common in them than in men.
The pain in your pelvis can vary from sharp and cramp-like or dull and widespread across the region. You might also experience pain during sexual intercourse, while sitting down, or using the restroom. Describing your pain helps the team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., make a diagnosis and direct your treatment.
What are some common causes of pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain often starts as an acute (short-term) condition and can develop into a chronic one. Many of its most common causes are conditions affecting the female reproductive system; however, other conditions that cause pelvic pain stem from organs in the pelvis that aren’t reproductive, like your bladder.
A few notable causes of pelvic pain are:
- Interstitial cystitis (bladder pain syndrome)
- Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease (CPID)
- Pelvic spasms or muscle tension
- Irritable bowel syndrome
The team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., explores all possible reasons for your pelvic pain with lab and imaging tests. They may also perform a pelvic examination to assess organs like the uterus.
How can I manage my pelvic pain?
Managing chronic pelvic pain can be challenging, but the team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., can direct you to some of the latest and most advanced options available. Most cases of pelvic pain respond well to a combination of multiple treatments and rehabilitation options.
Depending on the cause of your pelvic pain, a custom treatment plan from the team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., may involve:
- Trigger point injections
- Hormone treatments
- Oral medications (e.g., pain relievers, antidepressants)
- Steroid injections
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Physical therapy
You’ll get the best possible results from your care plan by following it closely and by attending your follow-up visits at Johnston Pain Management, P.A.
If you experience persistent pelvic pain, call Johnston Pain Management, P.A., or book an appointment online today.
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