Pelvic floor patient receiving treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at Pelvic Health Physical Therapy in Madison, NJ.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder, affecting an estimated 15% of the population. It is one of the several conditions known as functional gastrointestinal disorders. This means the bowel may function abnormally, but tests are normal and there are no detectable structural defects.

Symptoms vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. IBS is a long-term condition, so symptoms may come and go and change over time.

Signs and symptoms may include:

• Abdominal pain/rectal pain or pressure
• Fullness
• Gas and bloating
• Change in bowel habits
• Alternating diarrhea or constipation or both

Causes of IBS:

• Muscle contractions in the intestine
• Nervous system
• Inflammation in the intestines
• Severe infection
• Changes in bacteria in the gut (microflora)

What's The Next Step?

At Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, our certified physical therapists will provide you with a thorough evaluation to determine what the best treatment plan will be for you. We understand how inhibiting pain and stiffness can be, and we want to help get you back to comfortably living your life. We'll help lift all of your physical stresses away!

Please email to book an appointment, or call our office at 908-443-9880.