Men Can Have Pelvic Area Pain Too
Being a man with pelvic health problems can be a challenge. And as you age there can be any number of issues that can result in pain and dysfunction.
Although the prostate is often blamed for many male pelvic problems, there can be many other reasons for bladder, bowel and sexual problems. Pelvic floor muscles, connective tissue and lower lumbar nerves can all be potential culprits in male pelvic pain. In addition, joint and muscle problems such as chronic groin strains, unresolving hip and low back problems can all contribute to chronic pelvic pain.
With so many different potential sources of pelvic pain, it’s important to work with a health professional that not only understands the pelvis, but can also look globally to understand the potential drivers of your pain
It’s Time to Pay Attention
Far too often men have never paid any attention to their pelvic floor health. When everything seems to be functioning well, a second thought is never given to this area. But pain has a way of waking us up to the need to develop new awareness and habits.
We find that men with pelvic pain benefit from:
- Learning to activate their pelvic floor muscles effectively
- Identifying strategies to relax their pelvis both in sitting and with activity
- Understanding healthy bowel and bladder habit
- Identifying food and lifestyle triggers that may be making pelvic pain worse
Regardless of where you find yourself today, we’re here to help. For more information, contact LWF