When pelvic pain or pelvic spasms persists for 6 months or longer, it is referred to as chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Chronic pelvic pain is fairly common (up to 24% of women are suffering) but it is nevertheless a condition that is often misunderstood. The origin of the pain is not always straightforward and CPP may be linked to several conditions and organs making it even more complex to diagnose let alone treat. Gynecological causes are frequently due to conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic floor dysfunction, and bladder pain syndrome. All conditions that can have a huge impact on one's quality of life.
Common symptoms include vulvar pain, painful intercourse, pain with urination and bowel movements, as well as pain with exercise, sitting and standing. While medications and surgery may help some there are a number of women that are still continuing to suffer even after having had these treatments. For these women, Solá Pelvic Therapy may provide the long-term relief they've been looking for.
How does Solá Therapy work?
Solá Therapy is performed by applying a small and flexible laser wand vaginally. The wand generates warm infrared light that penetrates deep into the tissue. Gentle movement massages the pelvis while it at the sametime delivers infrared lights to the pelvic floor muscles. The activating light energy does in turn stimulate the mitochondria—the healing powerhouses within your cells. This initiates a powerful, pain-reducing chain reaction that helps your body heal from the inside out by reducing inflammation and painful nerve impulses. Photobiomodulation increases release of nitric oxide and reactive oxygen which promotes blood flow to the tissues while it at the same time relaxes the pelvic muscles.
What to expect
You may feel a warm sensation during the treatment but it is a safe and painless procedure that takes approximately 4 minutes each. To maximize the effect, it is recommended to repeat the treatments 8-9 times during a period of 3-4 weeks. While results are individual, many patients receive a significant improvement in pain in just a few sessions, and some even experience improvement after the first!
This new treatment for pelvic pain works differently than other methods by focusing on healing the body from the inside out instead of just masking the pain. Chronic pelvic pain can be a challenging disorder but Solá Pelvic Therapy may be what you need in order to get back to everyday life. It is a promising alternative that may be right for you!