May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month
A whole month to shine the spotlight on a condition that effects somewhere between 15-25% of women. Why are the numbers so loose? In Australia, no one has bothered to count, so this guestimate is based on NZ and USA stats.
Many of us experiencing pelvic pain, are used to being dismissed, misdiagnosed or simply ignored by health professionals. Women experiencing pelvic pain show few external signs of discomfort. We’re terrific at gritting our teeth and getting on with it. We often keep our pain private, to prevent burdening others with our problems.
A well-meaning acupuncturist once asked me “So you’ve been nursing this pain in silence for years?”
My response - “Silent?! I feel like I’ve been
takes so many forms, ityelling from the roof tops for over 20 years and no one’s listening!”
Pelvic pain may include any or all -
dysmenorrhoea; bladder dysfunction; pelvic floor dysfunction; IBS; pelvic girdle pain; lower back pain; pelvic muscle spasm; vulvodynia; migraines; jaw tension; chronic fatigue; fibromyalgia; anxiety; low mood; poor sleep; PMS; pudendal or other peripheral nerve pain and postsurgical pain from endoscopy, caesarian, hysterectomy....
Many women still go to school or work with pain, with their productivity impacted. This is called presenteeism. The pressure to show up, regardless now has a word.
If you’re one of the many women experiencing pelvic pain - I see you I hear you.
Regardless of how your pelvic pain manifests or it’s origins - Pelvic Floor Rx can bring you significant peace and comfort - this is how I have navigated almost 30 years of roaring, undiagnosed endometriosis.
Join me for my Pelvic Floor Rx FREE Mini Class THIS Thursday 6 May 3:00pm AEST. Everyone who registers, will receive a link to the recording.
Love xx Nina