Pudendal Neuralgia and Pelvic Floor Pain

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | Oct 13, 2019

Acupuncture treatment Pudendal Neuralgia & Pelvic Floor Pain

Pudendal Neuralgia and Pelvic Floor Pain and Pudendal neuralgia also called ‘bicyclist syndrome”, is chronic pain of the pelvic floor that originates from entrapment, compression, or dysfunction of the pudendal nerve. Pudendal Neuralgia & Pelvic Floor Pain affects the pudendal nerve which is one of the main nerves in the pelvis and runs from the lower back, along with the pelvic floor muscles, out to the perineum and branches off into other nerves. The nerve carries sensory, motor, and autonomic signals to the brain from your genitals and another regional anatomy which adds to the variety of symptoms a patient may experience.


The main symptom of this disorder is the pain of the lower body that may feel sharp, burning, aching, itchy, or a feeling of rawness. A person may also experience increased sensitivity, the feeling of numbness or swelling, frequent/sudden urination, pain during sex, and increasing pain when sitting down. It can also be affected by or have a direct influence on
urination and bowel movements.

Damage to the pudendal nerve may be related to childbirth trauma, excessive physical exercise, cycling, injury, musculoskeletal issues, posture, tumor, infection-causing irritation, or stress.

Many patients with Pudendal Neuralgia & Pelvic Floor Pain have been through physical therapy for this condition and usually, the goal for treatment is to relax and stretch the muscles of the pelvic floor to help ease the pressure that may be irritating the nerve.


Acupuncture offers a unique approach to access the verve which is not possible through physical therapy. Acupuncture brings a new and innovative experience for patients to provide relief from the symptoms of this condition. Pain conditions may often accompany a psycho-emotional component and acupuncture has been proven to be highly effective in treating these conditions as well.

Acupuncture has an effect on patients with Pudendal Neuralgia & Pelvic Floor Pain by decreasing inflammation by stimulating the nerve to interrupt pain signals. Acupuncture can improve the function of the lower abdominal organs and lumbar-sacral region that may be affected by this disorder.

The Acupuncture Zen treatment approach is based upon the underlying pathology and the type of pain each patient presents with and comes from the first-hand learning experience with urologist and pelvic floor medical specialists at the Yueyang Hospital in Shanghai, China. 

Dr. Tony Willcox spent time learning a specialized technique from a pudendal neuralgia specialist Dr. Wang Si You in Shanghai, China. This technique is not commonly practiced in the United States of America and Dr. Tony Willcox is one of the very few that offer this specialized Acupuncture technique in order to provide this treatment for patients in Delray Beach, Florida. Visit www.NeedleYou.com or call 561-NEEDLES to have a consultation.

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