What follows is primarily for females. Most of us, at some point in our lives, live in dread of sudden sneezes or coughs especially with a full bladder. Leakage isn’t funny, but it happens over time and after birthing babies.
Leakage, a common problem primarily for females
I struggled with leakage and with pelvic pain until I finally took the time to see one of our Postural Restoration specialists at the Cantrell Center. For the past six weeks, I have learned how to breathe, use my diaphragm, correct my pelvic position, and strengthen my abdominal muscles.
My pelvic pain quickly resolved and I faithfully kept up the exercises because they decreased my back pain and I was sleeping through the night without the radicular symptoms that had plagued me. I could also tell I was breathing and feeling better.
Then IT happened. I finished a busy morning treating patients and I was sitting at my desk completing my notes. I needed to use the bathroom but was trying to finish one final note before I got up. I took a sip of my water and began to choke violently. I felt my bladder begin to release but then my muscles clamped down and not one drop leaked. I was thrilled. To test it, I went home and jumped a few times on our trampoline and, again, not one drop.
Therefore, the next time you sneeze, cough, or jump and leak, think about the Cantrell Center and have your doctor refer you to us. We can help. I can personally vouch for it.