Learn about the leading Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center treating men and women with an array of pelvic health concerns. Dr. Allyson Shrikhande explains the new treatments they are designing and what to expect as a patient at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine.
Pelvic rehabilitation medicine is a practice that helps treat men and women who have pelvic pain from all conditions, from all the etiologies. And we are able to evaluate and help diagnose and treat the underlying cause. One of our goals is to bring exposure to a very misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition in the medical world. It can be very frustrating for patients with pelvic pain because often the imaging is normal, the blood work can be normal, all the cultures are normal.
When you come in into our office here at PRM, you’re greeted by a friendly welcoming staff who is empathetic and understanding that you are in pain and discomfort. We treat pelvic pain, but we understand and are aware of how chronic pain interacts with the rest of your body. And we listen to patients and really focus on them as a whole beyond their pelvis. Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine was created really to end patients’ suffering and silence and to really let patients know that there are treatment options out there for them.
I really feel that if we can educate both the medical professions and patients that we can catch things earlier and allow people to suffer less and not feel that they’re alone and/or crazy. We’re lucky enough to work with some of the most amazing specialists in pelvic pain so we can help patients get better via teamwork. Being in New York City, we do treat patients from all over the country and really, all over the world. It’s not uncommon that people are flying in for consultations and then for their treatment protocol.
They are able to fly the same day as the treatment. So quite often patients will fly in, have the treatment and then be flying out later on that day, and that’s not a problem at all. At Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, we aim to create a calming and healing environment and help patients understand their pain, hopefully, find a diagnosis and then get them on the road to recovery.