Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) occurs when the muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs weaken which cause the organs to be displaced. Prolapse of any kind can cause discomfort and limit quality of life. Because a prolapse involves ligament and muscle weakening, some can avoid surgical correction with strengthening of the pelvic floor. If surgery is necessary, physical therapy can improve post-surgical outcomes. Ask your doctor if conservative management is an option.
Research has concluded that the use of pelvic floor training, in an outpatient setting, may reduce the severity of mild to moderate prolapse. (Hagen S, Stark D, Maher C, Adams EJ. Conservative management of pelvic organ prolapse in women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008. )
Regardless of what stage prolapse is present, strengthening the pelvic floor is vital to a full recovery. In addition to retraining your pelvic floor muscles, we will educate you on proper body mechanics to avoid straining in an effort to reduce or prevent any type of prolapse. To ensure your comfort and privacy, all Pelvic Floor treatments are held in our Private Treatment Rooms. Call (408) 736-7600 for an appointment with one of our women’s health and pelvic floor specialists. We look forward to helping you find the relief you deserve from Pelvic Organ Prolapse and/or other related pelvic floor dysfunction.
If you are not sure what you can do to for your pelvic organ prolapse and related pelvic floor symptoms, check out our easy, cost and time effective way to help ensure you take the right steps towards your future, guided by an expert.
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