What You Can Do
Like many pelvic disorders, pelvic pain can disrupt your life by interfering with simple day-to-day activities. This is turn can negatively affect both mental and emotional health, as chronic pain sufferers oftentimes remove themselves from social situations.
“People with pelvic pain are often unable to engage in intercourse, unable to attend school or work, unable to tolerate exercise, unable to tolerate tight fitting clothing, very limited in sitting tolerance, and sometimes unable to care for themselves or dependents. All or one of these disabilities often causes depression and/or anxiety.”
-Elizabeth Rummer, MSPT, Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center
Tending to your emotional and mental health is crucial when dealing with pelvic pain. Be sure to share your feelings with your spouse or significant other, family, friends, and doctor or healthcare provider. Proactively managing your stress levels can also help reduce chronic pain.
This information is not intended to substitute the recommendations of your healthcare providers. Women’s Health Foundation disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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