Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Floor services offered in White Plains and Port Chester, NY

Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Floor services offered in White Plains, Port Chester and Greenwich, NY

Do you struggle with incontinence or pelvic pain linked to weak or damaged pelvic floor muscles? At Repair Recover Restore (R3) in White Plains and Port Chester, New York, the skilled chiropractic team offers pelvic floor-strengthening therapy to restore tissue functioning. Schedule an evaluation at Repair Recover Restore by phone or request a consultation online today. 

Pelvic Floor Q&A

What is the pelvic floor?

Your pelvic floor consists of muscles and other tissues that have important functions. They stabilize your core, hold in place important pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, large intestine, prostate in men, internal reproductive organs, etc.), support vaginal delivery during childbirth, and assist in essential body functions, such as going to the bathroom. 

These muscles aid in continence (bladder and bowel function), as they help absorb outside pressure associated with heavy lifting, coughing, and sneezing. Pelvic floor muscles tend to weaken over time because of aging, injuries, or other issues contributing to incontinence or additional complications.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when your pelvic floor muscles don’t function the way they’re designed to, which can negatively affect your ability to have a bowel movement or urinate properly. It can cause other bothersome symptoms, too. Numerous holistic treatments available at Repair Recover Restore can correct the problem.

What are the symptoms of pelvic floor problems?

Pelvic floor dysfunction can cause the following symptoms:

  • Constipation
  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Frequent need to urinate 
  • Pain during sex
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
  • Difficulty having a bowel movement
  • Incomplete bowel movements
  • Leaking urine or stool
  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain with urination 
  • Using the bathroom frequently 

Your symptoms may be mild, severe, or even debilitating when not treated. See your Repair Recover Restore specialist at the first sign of a problem. 

What can cause pelvic floor dysfunction?

Common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction include:

  • Overusing your pelvic muscles
  • Pushing too hard during bowel movements
  • Injuries to your pelvic area
  • Pregnancy
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Aging
  • Carrying excess body weight

Pelvic floor issues may run in your family, as genetics can also play a role. 

How are pelvic floor issues diagnosed?

Diagnosing pelvic floor disorders involves a physical exam, a review of your medical history and symptoms, urine tests, and diagnostic tests that measure pelvic muscle control, strength, and coordination. You might also need X-rays or other imaging procedures.

What pelvic floor dysfunction treatment options are available to me?

Repair Recover Restore offers the following treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction:

  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Metagenics® supplements
  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation techniques

It’s also important to eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, maintain an ideal weight, and work with your Repair Recover Restore provider regularly.

Schedule an evaluation at Repair Recover Restore by phone or book online today to get treated for pelvic floor dysfunction.