Aug 11, 2012 - 3:43 pm
I couldn't wait to post this follow-up report on treatment for my post hysterectomy abdominal pain that feels like menstrual. Cramps. I've had it since February. I started working with a personal trainer who thought the source of the pain might involve the psoas muscle. This is a deep abdominal muscle that can create pelvic pain, groin pain,and back pain. It aligns with the ovaries and lymph nodes, and I had both ovaries and some lymph nodes removed during surgery.
I went to a massage therapist and she has really helped my pain in just two sessions so far. She said the muscle seems unusually close to the surface and massaged it while I laid on my side. I. Just completed a 1.5 hour session and feel so much better. I'm sure I'll need more sessions to free the muscle, but I am optimistic that it will work.
Hopefully, some of you can find relief through massage therapy. I understand, though, that massage isn't suitable for every type or stage of cancer, so run it past your dr first. Also, sometimes insurance will pay for medical massage.