Pelvic Pain Specialist

International Spine, Pain & Performance Center

Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine located in Washington, DC & Arlington, VA

Pelvic pain refers to any pain you experience in your lower abdominal area. While pelvic pain can come and go without the need for treatment, if you have chronic pelvic pain that you can’t seem to control and it’s affecting your quality of life, you may want to contact the specialists at International Spine Pain & Performance Center. The multispecialty practice, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia, offers cutting-edge treatment options to reduce pain. Call ISPP Center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Pelvic Pain

What is pelvic pain?

Any pain you experience in your lower abdominal area is referred to as pelvic pain. The pain may be dull and achy, or sharp and sudden. Pelvic pain can arise from a number of sources in your pelvic region, including your:

  • Reproductive organs
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary tract
  • Musculoskeletal system

Pelvic pain can be acute or chronic. If you experience pelvic pain that lasts longer than six months, it’s considered a chronic condition.

What are the common causes of pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can have any number of causes. Some of the most common causes of pelvic pain treated at International Spine Pain & Performance Center include:

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a chronic pain condition that causes women to feel pain around their vulva. The cause is unknown, but the pain can last three or more months. Vulvodynia may cause you to feel burning, soreness, or a throbbing sensation.

Dermatological issues of the vulva

Various skin conditions that affect the vulva can also lead to pelvic pain, such as contact dermatitis, lichen simplex, or lichen sclerosus.

Vulvovaginal infections

Vulvovaginal infections can cause pain and swelling of the vulva. Common types of infections include herpes, yeast, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

You may also experience pelvic pain from a sexual pain disorder.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

The specialists at International Spine Pain & Performance Center conduct a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your pelvic pain. Your examination may include a review of your symptoms and medical history, physical exam, and specialized testing such as blood or urine tests.

When seeking treatment for your pelvic pain, it’s important to be as detailed as possible about your pain, as well as the onset of symptoms, so your specialist can develop the most appropriate treatment plan.

What treatments can reduce my pelvic pain?

The team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center take a multispecialty approach to the management of pelvic pain using advanced methodologies. Your specific treatment is customized to meet your needs based on the cause of your pain, your symptoms, and overall health.

Your treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Regenerative medicine

International Spine Pain & Performance Center offers stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a treatment for a number of pain conditions caused by injuries and diseased tissue. The regenerative treatments accelerate tissue healing and may help resolve the underlying cause of your pelvic pain.

To learn more about ways to relieve pelvic pain, call International Spine Pain & Performance Center or schedule an appointment online today.