Shruti Benjamin, MD

2840 Legacy Drive, Suite 400
Frisco, Texas 75034

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a condition whereby the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments weaken or suffer injury. A loss of muscle control characterizes the disease, and it is highly prevalent in women. Female PFD plays an important role in the reproductive health of women. Managing pelvic floor dysfunction can be difficult. However, modern treatment options such as Empower RF V-Tone is available for pelvic floor dysfunction to treat weak pelvic floor muscles and the associated symptoms.

Causes Of

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The exact causes of pelvic floor dysfunction are not known. However, several risk factors have been linked to the occurrence of PFD. Pelvic floor trauma (that may be due to childbirth) can damage the fascial support and lead to nerve injury.

Obesity is also a risk factor for:

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Organ prolapse
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

Pelvic surgery and nerve damage can also contribute to PFD.

Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The most common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction are:

Complications In Pregnancy and Childbirth
Difficulty Urinating
Sexual Dysfunction
Constipation and Bowel Issues
Pelvic Muscle Pain and Spasms
Lower Back Pain

Constipation and Bowel Issues

One of the most prevalent symptoms of PFD is constipation. According to one study, constipation was present in 18% of patients. Constipation may be accompanied by fecal incontinence. Chronic constipation also has a strong link to PFD.

Difficulty Urinating

Pelvic floor disorders can manifest as urinary problems. Patients may experience a strong urge to urinate, followed by an involuntary loss of urine, i.e., urinary incontinence. This condition is common in post-menopausal women suffering from PFD.

Sexual Dysfunction

Pelvic disorders can seriously affect your quality of life. Sexual dysfunction was found to have a 50-83% prevalence in PFD women compared to the 30-50% in the general population. As per a cross-sectional study, PFD is responsible for issues such as urinary or fecal incontinence and low sexual desire.

Lower Back Pain

Pelvic muscle tenderness is seen along with low back pain in women suffering from PFD. Research suggests that lumbopelvic pain and muscle weakness are prominent features of PFD. High levels of disability were seen in patients suffering from pelvic girdle and low back pain.

Pelvic Muscle Pain and Spasms

Muscle spasms are the result of muscle weakness in PFD patients. Therefore, treatment revolves around strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. This strengthening is achieved by different treatment strategies, including: Muscle strengthening, Down-training, and Electrical stimulation

Complications In Pregnancy and Childbirth

The pelvic floor disorder adds to pregnancy complications and makes childbirth difficult. Pregnancy-related low back pain and PFD are more common in older women.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Treatment Frisco

Empower RF is a safe and life-changing treatment option from Frisco that combines the two most effective treatment strategies for pelvic dysfunction. The innovative device uses radio frequency (fractional RF and bipolar RF) and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to resolve pelvic issues by improving the blood flow to the region. 

The highly effective FDA-cleared device helps correct incontinence (urinary and bowel) issues while providing pain relief. 

WHAT IS V-TONE

InMode V-tone is an ideal treatment strategy for rehabilitating the pelvic and vaginal muscles. The V-Tone handpiece is an FDA-approved device that uses intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation to release pelvic pressure. It also strengthens pelvic floor muscles. 

The device helps in improving urinary incontinence and vaginal muscle laxity. Thus, it’s a great option for post-childbirth and pregnancy-related complications. 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction V-Tone

Many women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. Alleviating symptoms such as pain and incontinence can be challenging. One quality option for pelvic floor dysfunction treatment is Frisco’s Empower RF. The advanced machine safely and effectively treats delicate parts of your body and does a great job in pelvic muscle strengthening with little to no downtime following the treatment.

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