If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from a pelvic floor disorder, such as:
- Urinary incontinence
- Painful urination
- Fecal incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
We can help.
If You Have Symptoms of a Pelvic Floor Disorder
Think of the pelvic floor as a hammock, or sling, of muscles in your lower abdomen that runs across your pelvis. In men, the pelvic floor includes the muscles, tissue and nerves that support the bladder, rectum and other pelvic organs. In women, the pelvic floor includes the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that support the uterus and vagina.
When you are unable to control the muscles in your pelvic floor, it is called pelvic floor dysfunction. A traumatic injury to the pelvic area, such as in an accident, or complications from vaginal childbirth can contribute to this condition, but many times there is no cause.
Symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder may include:
- Urinary issues
- Lower back pain
- Pain or pressure
- Constipation or straining to have a bowel movement
- Painful sexual intercourse for women
Our Treatment Approach for Pelvic Floor Disorders
The Pelvic Floor Center at CAMC is one of the only comprehensive programs in the state dedicated to restoring function in the pelvis for both men and women.
Because many pelvic floor conditions are interrelated, diagnosis and treatment may begin with one specialist and involve several others. At the Pelvic Floor Center, patients can access comprehensive urology, urogynecology, physical therapy and medical imaging services all in one location by a specialized team of experts.
CAMC Pelvic Floor Specialist
Our team is experienced in the treatment and management of pelvic floor issues.