A network of muscles and tissues known as the pelvic floor holds your pelvic organs in place when your body is functioning normally. However, aging, childbirth and other traumas can lead to a weakened pelvic floor. When this concern reaches an advanced state, it can result in your pelvic organs dropping down and bulging out of the vagina. This is called pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a common condition which can result in pelvic and/or lower back pain, painful sex and urinary issues.
So, how can you restore your pelvic floor and improve your symptoms? With the most innovative technologies and techniques at Aguirre Specialty Care, that’s how! Your symptoms deserve attention, and we can help you find relief with a variety of treatment options available to correct pelvic floor dysfunction:
VTone is a single-use electrostimulator which gently rehabilitates the muscles of the pelvic floor through Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) in conjunction with neuromuscular re-education. During treatment, the device is inserted into the vaginal canal to stimulate involuntary muscle contractions. These contractions help tone and tighten pelvic floor muscles to treat stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence as well as improve vaginal laxity. For your best results, we recommend a series of VTone treatments over the span of a few months.
Kegel exercises involve repeatedly contracting and releasing your pelvic floor muscles, the muscles which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. You can do these exercises anytime to help strengthen your pelvic floor and improve POP systems over time.
One training method that can help you improve control over certain muscle groups is called biofeedback. Several tools, such as surface electromyography (sEMG), a device that gauges the electrical activity of the pelvic floor and graphs the output, and weighted vaginal cones, can be used for biofeedback.
Undergoing a surgical procedure is a highly effective treatment option that can be tailored to meet your exact needs. Rest assured, Dr. Aguirre has been successfully treating POP and other pelvic concerns for more than 15 years using the most advanced techniques to help patients find relief. Dr. Aguirre performs nearly all his surgeries via a transvaginal route, the least invasive approach, in an outpatient setting at the fully accredited, state-of-the-art Milestone Surgery Center.