Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction refers to a wide range of clinical conditions where muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, lower back, coccyx, or hip joints resulting in pelvic pain. Pelvic floor dysfunction may include urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, The major known causes include obesity, menopause, pregnancy and childbirth. Some women may be more likely to developing pelvic floor dysfunction because of an inherited deficiency in their collagen type. Many times, the underlying cause of pelvic pain is difficult to determine, but it is treatable.
For more information about Pelvic Floor Dysfunction contact St. Joseph’s Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine department at 816-943-4545.