Happy Spring! March is usually the time when we start being able to get outside and become more active. At Motivate, we are certainly ready for that, but if you are suffering from conditions such as endometriosis (endo) and/or chronic pelvic pain (CPP) you may not feel that same excitement. These conditions often cause cyclical pain severe enough to interrupt your daily activities.

This month we will be exploring these conditions, their effect on whole body health, and educating our Motivate community on therapeutic solutions to alleviate pain. It’s time to enjoy the Spring season! Let’s do so without pelvic pain!

So what is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. The presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus results in an inflammatory response from the body. The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain. The pain is often with menstruation, during ovulation, with sexual intercourse, and/or during evacuation. The longer the symptoms of endometriosis go untreated the greater the risk of developing other related conditions such as CPP and pelvic floor disfunction. There are several treatments and strategies that can help reduce the symptoms associated with endometriosis.