Fun Facts!

  • Similar to if you were flexing your bicep all day long, holding tension in your pelvic floor can cause the development of painful trigger points
  • The brain also plays a large role in this, as holding tension in the pelvic floor can be a protective response to a painful stimulus or event

Overactive Pelvic Floor and Pelvic Pain

Learn about the relationship between pelvic pain and an overactive pelvic floor.

In this video, Dr. Lance Frank gives a brief overview of the pelvic floor and the biomechanics of the anatomy as it pertains to pelvic pain. Patients can experience pain for a number of reasons in their pelvic floor, whether it's from penetration, urination, defecation, or orgasm. This video breaks down why patients may be experiencing that pain and a broad overview for treatment.