Pelvic Pain Specialist

Horizons Health & Wellness

OB/GYNs & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Bridgewater, MA & Brockton, MA

When you suffer from pelvic pain, you know it can be painful, frustrating, and significantly impact your sense of well-being. The team at Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, is experienced in treating a number of causes for pelvic pain, including endometriosis and interstitial cystitis. For your expert evaluation, book an appointment by clicking the 'Book Online' button below or by calling their office.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is characterized by pain in the lower part of your abdomen and pelvis. Pain in this area may be due to problems with the digestive, urinary, musculoskeletal, or reproductive systems.

Depending on the cause of your pain, it may be occasional or constant, or it may correlate with your menstrual cycle or sexual activity. Pelvic pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating.

Pelvic pain can be hard to diagnose, so expert evaluation is key to ensuring effective treatment.

What are some causes of pelvic pain?

There are a number of possible causes for pelvic pain; many of them are treatable and can be resolved with excellent medical care.

The specialists at Horizons Health & Wellness are experienced at treating common causes for pelvic pain, including:

  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ovarian or cervical cancer
  • Inflammatory pelvic disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Bladder infection

Other common causes for pelvic pain include:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Skeletal misalignment
  • Fibromyalgia

Your in-office evaluation includes a complete health history, a thorough physical exam, and diagnostic tests to help determine the cause of your pelvic pain.

What are some treatment options for resolving pelvic pain?

Depending on the underlying cause, Horizons Health & Wellness offers a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for your pelvic pain.

For example, they offer treatment for:

Endometriosis

This chronic condition occurs when uterine tissue grows outside the uterus. To treat endometriosis, the team uses state-of-the-art robotic surgical techniques to remove problematic tissue, in addition to prescription hormones and non-prescriptions herbs, vitamins and supplements.

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic inflammatory bladder condition that can cause bladder or pelvic pain. If you have interstitial cystitis, the team evaluates and treats your pain using in-office diagnostic testing and therapeutic methods, such as physical therapy, bladder cocktails,  and nerve stimulation to control your symptoms.

Pelvic floor dysfunction

If you’re not able to control the muscles in your pelvic region, as when trying to have a bowel movement, you may have pelvic floor dysfunction. This condition can also cause pelvic pain. When the cause of your pain is due to pelvic floor dysfunction, the specialists at Horizons Health & Wellness work with an extensive network of physical therapists who specialize in pelvic floor treatment.

Painful sexual intercourse

If sex has become painful, your treatment team uses a multidisciplinary approach that includes expertise in the fields of medicine, nutrition, psychiatry, and physical therapy.

Treating your pelvic pain is a top priority for the specialists at Horizons Health & Wellness. For your evaluation and personalized treatment plan, call or book an appointment online today.