Pudendal Neuralgia Treatment
The pudendal nerve is one of the major nerves that pass through the pelvic area. It runs from the back of the pelvis to the front near the genitals. Pudendal neuralgia is a nerve compression syndrome that can occur when this nerve is irritated or under pressure. Our pelvic and groin specialists at Core Surgical offer diagnosis and pudendal neuralgia treatment at our medical center in Midtown Manhattan.
Symptoms and Causes of Pudendal Neuralgia
While the pudendal nerve is protected by the bones and tissues in the pelvic region, it can be damaged during certain activities. Pudendal neuralgia can be caused by a pelvic injury, childbirth, exercise or surgery. Even sitting for long periods on hard surfaces or riding a bicycle can cause pudendal nerve damage or neuralgia. Some of the symptoms of pudendal neuralgia in the pelvic or genital area include:
- Increased sensitivity
- Feeling of swelling or tightness, numbness or “pins-and-needles” in the affected areas
- Burning or stabbing pain
- Worsened symptoms when sitting
- Radiating pain or symptoms through the abdomen down one side into the buttock and leg
- Difficulty urinating or engaging in sexual activity
Pudendal neuralgia can mimic symptoms of other conditions and may be misdiagnosed. It is important to have an accurate diagnosis by a pelvic specialist and treatment that is tailored to your specific condition.
Pudendal neuralgia is typically treated with conservative methods. Medications, physical therapy and lifestyle changes can be effective at relieving pudendal nerve compression. However, if there is a growth or structural issue causing nerve compression, surgery may be required to relieve pain and other symptoms.
If you have symptoms of pudendal neuralgia and want to explore treatment for relief, contact us at Core Surgical. We offer advanced options for diagnosis and pudendal neuralgia treatment at our medical clinic in NYC.