The FDA recently deemed use of transvaginal mesh surgery to be "high risk" to repair pelvic organ prolapse. See news link below:
Pelvic physical therapy is a more effective and non invasive option.
In a 2014 study of 800 women with pelvic floor dysfunction (which includes pelvic organ prolapse) by University of Missouri, researchers found that " incontinence, constipation, and/or pain improve by 80% with pelvic physical therapy". Research shows that pelvic physical therapy plus a prescribed home exercise program works better than just engaging in one option.
Pelvic physical therapy teaches patients with pelvic organ prolapse how to build up the "floor" or muscular base of the pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles provide the main support for all pelvic organs. Kegels alone are not the only treatment option. If there is tension in the pelvic floor muscles, they need to to be released via manual therapies or risk further dysfunction. Sitting posture and good voiding habits are addressed, exercises are prescribed and body awareness improved.
EMH Physical Therapy has been providing successful pelvic physical therapy for 18 years in NYC. We have helped thousands of women return to better function. Call us today to get your prescription for pelvic health.