Within the chronic pain field, there is mounting evidence that unhealthy lifestyle factors can contribute to the severity and sustainment of chronic pelvic pain.
Mental stress is another factor associated with worsening pelvic pain symptoms. Regularly practicing proper stress management techniques can help you understand the triggers causing this condition and how to reduce them. The following methods have been proven to help manage mental stress without contributing to feeling overwhelmed:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Tai chi
- Diaphragmatic breathing
- Progressive relaxation training