As many of you know I have endometriosis and every day it is a pain in the butt. It makes me tired, it makes me irritable, and most of all it just hurts. My back aches and throbs every day and the pain wraps around to my right side and has a stabbing sensation. After trying just about every bc pill there is since I was 15, numerous depo and lupron provera injections anda laparoscopy I was left feeling discouraged because nothing was really working.
Last week my OBGYN referred me to a women's health physical therapist. I had no idea this existed! After getting their physical therapy degree these doctors go on to more school to learn all about helping women with pregnancy pain, pelvic pain, endometriosis etc. I met with the physical therapist yesterday and went over all my health history. She then felt around my lower abdomen and back while I did some different stretches. She found that I have a slight curvature in my spine and that was pulling on my right side causing the pain to be much worse than it should be. It was also pretty crazy that she could feel all the fluid above my pelvis from ruptured ovarian cysts and endometriosis cells. She taped up my back before I left to pull the muscles in the right direction and sent me on my way. I'm going to start meeting with her twice a week to see if we can help with some of the pain management. I'm so excited and I hope that this can help!
Have any of you with endometriosis tried physical therapy? Did you see much of an improvement?