What Are the Signs You Have a Pelvic Floor Problem?

By: Dr. David Alonso


The pelvic floor is a group of muscles responsible for supporting the abdominal organs. However, weakened muscles can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms related to the bladder and bowels. Sexual dysfunction and pain during intercourse are also common. Amour Medical Aesthetics is proud to provide advanced technologies like EMSELLA® and the MonaLisa Touch® to help restore your feminine health.

Dr. David Alonso highly recommends female shockwave therapy and cutting-edge laser technology as safe and effective treatments for women in Chico, CA. Call now to book a consultation and see how our noninvasive solutions can help you regain control of your life.

What causes problems with the pelvic floor?

Pelvic floor weakness is normal during pregnancy and after childbirth, but factors like age, hormone changes, and weight fluctuations all play a role in how our pelvic floor muscles function. Unfortunately, women experience a wide range of symptoms when the pelvic floor is weakened, including:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic pain and pressure
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Difficulty with bladder and bowel function

Any symptoms that interfere with your day-to-day activities should be evaluated by a professional. Dr. Alonso will be happy to discuss how we manage these issues at Amour Medical Aesthetics.

How does your team help?

There are two general options for managing your feminine health: shockwave therapy and laser treatments. Shockwave therapy – available through EMSELLA – involves high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy. It works by stimulating the pelvic floor muscles, so they become stronger over time.

The MonaLisa Touch, meanwhile, is a noninvasive laser treatment that stimulates natural collagen production in the vaginal tissues. This procedure is known for addressing urinary incontinence as well as vaginal dryness that causes pain during intercourse.

Is pelvic floor treatment invasive?

Our custom recommendations begin with a comprehensive assessment of your feminine health by a board-certified provider. During this appointment, Dr. Alonso will ask questions about your medical history and discuss the severity of your symptoms. Our plans in Chico, CA are tailored to your individual needs and will be discussed in detail.

Our treatments are performed with handheld devices and do not require any anesthesia or sedation. Sessions take about 30 minutes, and patients usually report feeling little to no discomfort. Patients usually require multiple sessions with EMSELLA and the MonaLisa Touch at Amour Medical Aesthetics to see desired outcomes.

When to expect results after pelvic floor treatment

Results from treatment vary among patients based on their symptoms and how many sessions are needed to restore normal function. Amour Medical Aesthetics can help set realistic expectations about any potential outcomes. The good news is our patients are happy to report noticeable improvements after just a few appointments with Dr. Alonso.

Restore your feminine health

It’s common for women to experience a wide range of issues that impact their quality of life. If you suffer from urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, or other related issues in Chico, CA, Amour Medical Aesthetics is here to help with EMSELLA and the MonaLisa Touch. Call now to book an appointment with Dr. David Alonso and get back the life you deserve.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.