Jefferson University Hospitals

Pelvic Pain

If you are experiencing pain in your pelvic region, either acute (meaning the pain is sudden and severe) or chronic (lasting over a period of months or longer), you should seek medical attention; there can be a variety of underlying causes for your pain.

If you are in pain, turn to the specialists at Jefferson. One of the many advantages to seeking care at Jefferson is that you will have access to all of the specialists you may need to properly diagnose and treat this condition.

Our gynecologists will assess your condition and devise the best treatment, either medical or surgical. To accurately determine the source of the pain, your gynecologist may perform a variety of imaging exams including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Jefferson's Department of Radiology facilities house state-of-the-art equipment such as CT and MRI scanners and are staffed by skilled physicians, technologists and nurses. Jefferson radiologists perform and interpret nearly half a million examinations per year.

If a physical cause cannot be found, your gynecologist may recommend a multidisciplinary treatment utilizing a number of different approaches including nutritional modifications, environmental changes, physical therapy and pain management.

The Jefferson Pain Center provides comprehensive, pain-focused evaluation of the chronic pain patient. If you are experiencing chronic pain, our physicians will manage all aspects of your pain in a caring and supportive environment. Our clinical staff – which includes anesthesiologists, psychologists and nurses – is focused on helping you achieve the highest possible level of functionality through the use of non-narcotic, narcotic and anesthesia-related treatments such as nerve root block therapy, long-term intraspinal infusions and radiofrequency neurotomy. Psychiatric and behavioral pain medicine services are also offered for emotional and psychological support throughout your treatment.