Oftentimes diagnosing and treating chronic pelvic disorders can be extremely difficult to do. This leads to an ineffective resolution of the condition and its underlying cause. Occasionally, proctitis can be the origin of the pelvic pain. Proctitis generally pertains to the lining of the rectum (rectal mucosa) being inflamed. It can be acute (short term) or chronic (long term) and may come about due to many possible causes like as a side effect of certain drugs such as antibiotics among others. Proctitis can be associated with conditions factors that develop inflammation in the small intestine or colon. These factors can include herpes, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Other causes may include cholecystitis, chronic pancreatitis, allergies, bacterial infection or rectal injury.
Symptoms of chronic pelvic pain disorders can include constipation, discomfort and heaviness after meals, indigestion, gas, bloating, left-sided stomach pain, itching, and rectal and/or anal pain. Most of the time, these symptoms can be seen in certain occupations like transportation driving. One of the possible overlooked causes of these symptoms is rectal traumatic injury due to extended hours of prolonged seating in the same positions as well as the frequent bumps of pot holes and constant vibration subjected to the pelvic area during driving. These frequent but small traumas can result in irritation and/or inflammation and neurological abnormalities that lead to pelvic floor dysfunction and can be some of the underlying reasons of chronic pelvic pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, prostatodynia and chronic abacterial prostatitis. They, more often than not, have overlapping and similar urinary symptoms of pain, urgency and frequency.
All these pelvic issues are deemed to be incurable and non-manageable using conventional western medicine. Moreover, surgical procedures and pharmaceutical treatment have proven to be costly and not effective enough to address these problems. Approximately, 10 – 15 million women and men in the United have these debilitating problems. Fortunately, there is one incredibly effective treatment for those individuals who have been certified with Chronic Prostatitis, IC and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. That treatment is acupuncture. This therapy is a uniquely oriental healing art which have been practiced for many hundreds of centuries providing impressive results without side effects. Acupuncture is definitely a potent treatment for chronic inflammation.
Certain types of acupuncture protocols can definitely bring about substantial results. The application of multi-level approach and concentration on treating the underlying cause of the conditions and not merely the symptoms can ensure success.
Manhattan Acupuncture Clinic
900 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, NY 10003
Ph: (917) 968-6456