1.18.2011 | 0 Comments
The following is an excerpt from a piece that ran in the Charlotte Observer and highlighted the important work of Barbara Green, a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor therapy. I am thrilled that more women will learn that there is hope for treatment of pelvic pain!
This bit, from the end of the article, is exactly why I help women overcome sexual pain. It can be destructive in so many ways, but it can be overcome!
Karen Davis of York County, S.C., just south of Charlotte, found out about the treatment after she’d been married for 18 years without having intercourse. She married as a teenager and hadn’t been able to use a tampon or have a pelvic exam because the pain felt like “a razor blade cut.”
Davis said she and her husband found other ways to have sex – she called it “outercourse.” And the years went by. “We had a very satisfying sex life until we wanted to have children.”
Tension over that issue led to their divorce. Only later did Davis learn physical therapy could treat her condition – vaginismus.
On the Internet, she found Barbara Green and started physical therapy. In less than four months, she was able to have intercourse, without pain, for the first time.
“It’s changed my life,” she said. “I just wish I could have found her a long time ago.”
Davis’ ex-husband is now remarried, with children. Talking about it makes her cry. She had wanted kids too.
“I battled with it my entire life,” Davis said. “Now I’m 46 and treated, but it’s too late.”
Today, she tells other women about physical therapy for pelvic pain through an Internet support group.
“That’s my salvation,” she said, “being able to help other people.”