“How can I reduce my back pain?”
“Is there anything I can do to help my pelvic pain?”
“My hips ache.”
“I can’t get comfortable enough to sleep.”
You are not winey.
You are not weak.
You are not alone.
I offer solutions for back and pelvic pain in pregnancy and postpartum to help you feel your best and remain active.
I do this in the office by providing osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).
“I sleep better.”
“I can get out of bed without my hips aching and back hurting.”
“I can pick up my toddler with ease.”
“I can put my baby in the car seat without back pain.”
“I can get through the workday with less or no pain.”
“This is the first time I haven’t needed pain medication.”
“Why didn’t I come see you sooner? I thought I would just have to suffer in pain.”
Covers entire pregnancy and 4th trimester (*12 weeks postpartum)
Pelvic floor physical therapy (PT) is the mainstay of treatment for hypertonic pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, but there are adjuncts like muscle relaxing medications and pelvic floor Botox® that can enhance progress in PT and improve symptoms.
Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (PFM) is a relatively common sexual pain disorder, leading to impossible or extremely painful intercourse. In extreme cases, conventional treatment methods may fail. Botulinum toxin (Botox®) has emerged as an effective treatment option in cases of refractory PFM dysfunction.
Most commonly the levator ani muscles
Most studies report 62-100%
Most patients included in studies reported no recurrent symptoms for up to one year after injection.
Hypersensitivity to albumin
Active infection at the planned infection site
Neuromuscular or bleeding disorder
If on anticoagulation therapy
Transient urinary and fecal incontinence (usually resolved spontaneously at 4 months)
Side effects of Botox are rare, but could include pain, hematoma, and infection at the site of injection.
This plan is ideal for the woman who needs more personalized gynecology care.
Looking to maintain total wellness over the lifespan?
Includes comprehensive management of specialized women’s health issues, such as menopausal symptoms, irregular bleeding, contraception, sexual health and more.
You CAN use your insurance for any tests that are ordered (i.e. Pap smear, mammogram, labs).