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Recently interviewed by Giddy, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande is quoted explaining Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine’s unique approach to the treatment of fibroids and pelvic pain.
Another approach to treat fibroid symptoms is to target nerves and muscles in the pelvis, according to Allyson Augusta Shrikhande, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and the chief medical officer of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, a nationwide network of clinics based in Dallas.
“Our non-operative approach treats the pelvic floor muscles and nerves to reduce the pain associated with fibroids,” she said. “To do this, our pelvic pain specialists provide an internal evaluation and use ultrasound to guide treatment externally, targeting the pelvic nerves and muscles that are irritated and inflamed due to persistent pelvic pain from conditions such as fibroids.
“Essentially, the treatment works to increase blood flow, helping heal the nerves and muscles of the pelvis.”
Fibroids are quite common, and the symptoms are often dismissed as “normal period pain” or “it must be in your head”. Ultrasound is typically the initial imaging used to diagnose Fibroids, and depending on the location and size they may be missed on ultrasound.