I have mild pelvic prolapse — is surgery required?
By: Dr. Brianne Grogan, PT, DPT
Whether surgery is essential to correct the prolapse, the answer is "not necessarily" — especially if your prolapse is considered mild.
Many of my clients (of all ages) have experienced complete symptom relief through conservative steps including exercise and lifestyle management (which is what I teach in my complete Lift program). Yes, it's something you have to maintain long-term in order to maintain your results, but the benefits of exercise and "living a lifted lifestyle" spill into many other areas of your life including less back pain, more energy, and better health overall.
Pessaries can also be a great option for people with mild prolapse. Here's a video that explains more about pessaries.
Lastly, if you haven't seen a pelvic health physical therapist in person, I recommend doing so! She can evaluate you personally and help you determine the next best steps. Even if you can only see a PT once, and then follow-up at home via my Lift program, that can be helpful.
I wish you all the best, exploring all of your options! I would love to have you in the Lift for Prolapse Relief program, so that I can guide you on your road back to living a vibrant life.