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Pelvic Pain Specialist

Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists -  - Pain Management

Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists

Pain Management & Alternative Medicine located in Northern Virginia, Arlington, VA

If you suffer from chronic pelvic pain, pelvic floor pain or groin pain, Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, can provide you with treatment options to improve your pain and function. Drs. Huffman and Ghazal at IPRMS will work to find the cause of your pain using appropriate diagnostic testing including minimally invasive diagnostic peripheral nerve blocks performed with fluoroscopy (X-ray) and ultrasound guidance. Call the IPRMS office to book an appointment or request one online today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can present as varying degrees of discomfort in your lower abdomen, pelvis and pelvic floor. It can be a sign of many different conditions, some of which can be serious. If you struggle with severe or ongoing pelvic pain, see the doctors at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists for a pain management evaluation.

What does pelvic pain feel like?

Pelvic pain characteristics include:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Ongoing discomfort
  • Pain that is intermittent
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Pain with sexual intercourse
  • Pain when going to the bathroom

Lower abdominal/pelvic pain can be mild, moderate, or severe. It can be referred to your buttocks, legs and lower back. Symptoms can appear suddenly or come on gradually.

What are the common causes of pelvic pain?

Common causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Scar tissue
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Other gynecological conditions in women
  • Appendicitis
  • Constipation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal problems (bowel obstruction, diverticulitis)
  • Hernia (inguinal, femoral and abdominal)
  • Bladder and Kidney problems
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

**Some causes of pelvic pain can give rise to serious complications when left untreated. Seek initial medical evaluation from your primary medical provider as soon as possible.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of pelvic pain?

Drs. Huffman and Ghazal will discuss your symptoms, review your medical and surgical history, perform a directed physical examination and review or order appropriate diagnostic studies to help identify the underlying cause of your pelvic pain. The Doctors at IPRMS will then develop a pain management treatment strategy.

What are possible pelvic pain treatment options?

  • Over-the-counter treatments

    • Over-the-counter pain medications

    • Topical medications

  • Transcutaneous electronical nerve stimulation (TENS)

  • Complementary and alternative treatments

    • Acupuncture

    • Biofeedback

    • Relaxation techniques

  • Prescription treatments

    • Serotonin receptor modulators

    • Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)

    • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

    • Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (NRIs)

    • Alpha-2 adrenergic agonists

    • Anticonvulsants

    • Antiarrhythmics

    • COX-2 inhibitors

    • Topical neuropathic compounded gels and creams

    • Corticosteroids

    • Non-opioid analgesics

    • Opioid analgesics

  • Minimally invasive techniques

    • Peripheral nerve blocks

  • Implantable therapies

    • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

    • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG)

    • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS)

    • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System (IDDS)

  • Corrective surgery

Don’t live with ongoing or severe pelvic pain when management options are within reach at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.