Incontinence and Pelvic Pain Treatment
The Good Samaritan Hospital's rehabilitation center offers treatment for urinary incontinence and pelvic pain using our specially trained physical therapist.
Urine leakage is a sign that you have a medical problem that needs to be treated. Treatments depend on the type of incontinence you are experiencing. such as; stress incontinence, an overactive bladder, or functional incontinence.
Pain in a broad area below your abdomen is called pelvic pain. You may have it during your period, during intercourse, bowel movements, or whenever you are seated. It can feel like a pressure deep within your pelvic area. If the pain is severe enough to disrupt your day, you should see your doctor.
Do you experience any of the following?
- Do you urinate more than every two hours in the daytime?
- Do you urinate more than once after going to bed?
- Do you have trouble making it to the toilet on time when you have the urge to go?
- Do you strain to pass urine?
- Do you rush to go to the toilet to empty your bladder?
- Are you unable to stop the flow of urine when on the toilet?
- Do you have an urge to go but when you get to the toilet very little urine comes out?
- Do you lack the feeling that you need to go to the toilet?
- Do you empty your bladder frequently, before you experience the urge to passurine?
- Do you have the feeling your bladder is still full after urinating?
- Do you experience slow or hesitant urinary stream?
- Do you have difficulty initiating the urine stream?
- Do you have “triggers” that make you feel like you can’t wait to go to the toilet? (running water, key in the door)
- Do you have pelvic pain which limits your daily function?
If you answer yes to any of these questions you could benefit from conservative treatment. Talk to your health care provider for a referral.
How is it treated?
Our specific intervention may include:
- Complete evaluation by a specially trained Physical Therapist
- Electrical stimulation
- Manual therapy techniques
- Education in behavioral modifications to assist with regaining control of your bladder
- Pain management which may include modalities such as heat, cold pack, ultrasound or electrical stimulation
- Home education programs
- You will need a referral from your Physician, so ask your doctor if Physical Therapy is right for you.
Good Samaritan North Health Center
9000 North Main Street
Dayton, OH 45415
Good Samaritan Health Center—Huber Heights
6251 Good Samaritan Way
Huber Heights, OH 45424
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