02 Mar Osteopathy for Endometriosis pain
Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs in the female anatomy, in which tissues similar to those that line the inside the uterus, grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis commonly affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and tissues lining the pelvis. It is normally diagnosed during a lady’s reproductive years and can be a long-term disease, that can significantly impact on your daily life. Even though the exact cause of endometriosis is unknown, it is a hormone dependant condition. The tissue of the uterus that responds to hormonal changes and results in a period, can cause the similar tissues outside of the womb to also bleed. This bleeding can cause pain, inflammation, scarring and damage to the pelvic organs.
Symptoms of endometriosis include:
- Pelvic pain
- Painful, irregular, or heavy periods
- Experience pain during and after sexual intercourse
- In very serve cases women may experience pain relating to the bowels, bladder, lower back, or the tops of the legs. Long term fatigued may also be experienced.
Osteopath are able to advise on manage of endometriosis combined with exercise techniques to help alleviate pain caused by endometriosis.
Pain is a common symptom of endometriosis. Not only do women experience monthly pain with the arrival of their periods, but it can also be felt in other areas of the body, following a period of inactivity or by being curled up in bed during these painful periods.
Pain can present in the pelvis, the back, and throughout other organs. For women that have had surgeries, they can experience additional pain, including recovery from surgery and build-up of scar tissue from previous surgeries. This can create a never-ending pain cycle and impact all areas of a women’s life.
Osteopathy consists of a holistic treatment with a hand on approach and can be used as alternative to pain medication. Manual therapy and myofascial massage can support the release of scar tissue, tightness of muscles and adhesions in the pelvic area, whilst supporting the realignment of the pelvis and the surrounding muscles and soft tissues. Osteopathy may provide effective treatment for these pelvic dysfunctions, assisting in the reduction of pain and discomfort.
The disease process of endometriosis can create several changes in the skeletal system, nerves, muscles and ligaments. Osteopaths can address these changes by address the mobility, biomechanics and movement in the pelvis, abdomen, and spine, to reduce the areas that activate pain experienced in the body.
As mentioned above osteopathy uses hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat and prevent musculoskeletal aliments. It takes a holistic approach and is perfectly safe to be used alongside other forms of treatment.
Contact us at OsteoVision if you would like to discuss your symptoms, have any questions, or would like to book an appointment. Our team of highly skilled professionals are always on hand to assist you.
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