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Pelvic Health Specialist

Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute

Pelvic Health Specialists & Integrative Medicine located in Howell, NJ

Pelvic health disorders affect one in three women in the United States, impacting their relationship intimacy, personal confidence, and mental health. If you experience pelvic pain or other unusual symptoms or signs of dysfunction, Betsy Greenleaf, DO, FACOOG, FACOG, FPMRS, FAAOPM, MBA, and the team at Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute in Howell, New Jersey, can evaluate and treat you. Dr. Greenleaf offers a diverse range of treatments and services dedicated to improving or preserving your pelvic health. To set up a consultation, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Pelvic Health Q & A

What is pelvic health?

In most contexts, pelvic health refers to the wellness and functioning of the components within your pelvis. It includes the reproductive system, urinary system, intestines, and supporting muscles and structures. 

At Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute, Dr. Greenleaf specializes in diagnosing pelvic health conditions and managing symptoms or dysfunction with various wellness treatments and services. 

Dr. Greenleaf specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions and dysfunction affecting the female reproductive system specifically.

Which conditions can impact my pelvic health?

Numerous conditions can impact your pelvic health affecting various organs and organ systems. Dr. Greenleaf considers your symptoms and medical history while diagnosing you and may perform some advanced tests to make or confirm a diagnosis. The lengthy list of conditions and symptoms she treats includes:

Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections are bacterial infections that develop anywhere in your urinary system, though they most commonly affect the bladder and urethra. They cause pelvic pain, burning with urination, and unusual urine odor or appearance. Without treatment, they can spread to your kidneys and other areas of your body.

Vaginitis

Vaginitis refers to inflammation within your vagina from a bacterial infection, yeast infection, or parasite. It can cause itching, irritation, and pain in the region. 

Vaginal pain

There are many reasons why you might experience vaginal pain, including infections, trauma, and even psychological conditions stemming from a traumatic sexual history. Dr. Greenleaf works with you to find the cause. 

Vulvar dermatological conditions

The vulva is the external portion of the female reproductive system, including the labia majora and minora. If the skin looks unusual or shows signs of irritation, you might have a vulvar dermatological condition like a Bartholin’s gland cyst, contact dermatitis, or lichen sclerosis.

Which pelvic health treatments and services are available?

Dr. Greenleaf provides an array of options for pelvic health treatments and services at Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute. To help you manage your disorder or dysfunction, she might recommend:

  • Medications (like antibiotics for an infection)
  • Vaginal Painting™ with hormone creams, oils, or other products
  • Pelvic exercises
  • Vaginal Misting™ and steaming with herbs and essential oils
  • A vaginal or bladder wash
  • Pessary (supportive devices for pelvic organs) cleaning 
  • Nerve blocks or nerve stimulation
  • Red light therapy
  • Botulinum toxin muscle spasm relaxation
  • Nutrition
  • Pelvic physical therapy
  • Nutraceuticals and supplements 
  • Massage and stretching
  • Votiva radiofrequency
  • MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy
  • Sound Wave Therapy

Dr. Greenleaf is now serving both men for pelvic pain.

While choosing your treatments and therapies, Dr. Greenleaf considers the condition and symptoms affecting you as well as your personal preferences and abilities. A pelvic pain relief program typically lasts for a minimum of six months and involves multiple approaches and regular monitoring. 

Explore more pelvic health conditions, treatments, and services by calling Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute for an appointment or schedule a consultation online today.