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Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald discusses treatment for chronic pelvic pain

Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, a pelvic pain specialist, is the medical director of the Chronic Pelvic Pain program. She is a physiatrist, a physical medicine physician, who focuses in women's health.

It's a little known fact, but about 25 percent of women end up with chronic pelvic pain after delivering a child. And Loyola's Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic is one of the best places to receive treatment for these conditions.

She said kegel muscles are an often overlooked set of core muscles, which protect the pelvis and the lower back. They are the first that engage when we walk, when we cough, when we move. And they are easily rehabilitated.

With some conditions a women feels relief after just four sessions. Loyola has a team approach to these conditions. Your medical team, all female physicians, will discuss your case to draw up treatment plan tailored just for you. Loyola is also known for its extensive research in this area. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 888-LUHS-888 (888-584-7888).

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