Pelvic Pain, can affect both males and females. And much like other chronic diseases, cannot be managed effectively with surgery and/or medications alone. There are several different allied-health care professionals with special interests in pelvic pain who can be involved in the management of controlling the pain and other aspects associated with the sometimes debilitating symptoms.
Dietitians can assist those with pelvic pain to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle which can involve encouraging the consumption of anti-inflammatory type foods. If there is concurrent bowel or bladder problems, dietitians can help identify any trigger food(s) as well as ensuring nutritional needs are met.
Specialist pelvic floor physiotherapists can explain the science behind pelvic pain and recommend specific stretches and exercises that may help manage the pain.
Psychologists can talk through your stresses and anxieties around pain using a variety of evidence based therapies. Infertility, low self-esteem or painful intercourse can be associated with pelvic pain and having someone to talk to regarding these personal issues can be very helpful. Psychologists can provide advice and support relating to improving sexual health and relationships.
Working with a team of allied health professionals ensures the affected person with pelvic pain has the utmost care. If you would like to get more information about pelvic pain speak to your health care team. There are some practices and allied health professionals that run information sessions educating about this specific area.
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