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Health Resource Center tour

Welcome to Griffin Hospital's Community Health Resource Center

The Community Health Resource Center (HRC) at Griffin Hospital is a traditional free lending library that provides an array of medical and health information. The HRC contains a collection of easy-to-read health and lifestyle related materials for patients and their families to become better informed and make more educated decisions about the various treatment options available to them.

Resource Center Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Other times by appointment
Online Resource Searches

Search the Library Catalog from Your Computer

Our online catalog is the modern day version of the "card catalog" and is a quick and easy way to search our online resource database to see what books, journals and magazines are available at the HRC. Books may be borrowed for 4 weeks; journals and magazines must be viewed on site. Click the button to search the online catalog.

Search Our Online Health Library

We have a resource here for you to answer almost all of your questions - whether you're wondering about a disease, a treatment, a subject, and more. DISCLAIMER: This Health Library is for educational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the services provided by this practice/facility. Click the button to start searching. You can also click here to view the Polish database.

Ask a Consumer Health Librarian

Conditions & Treatments Digest
Health information for patients and consumers - covering different conditions, treatments, and specialties.

Don’t let embarrassment stop you from relieving pelvic pain

We have all experienced pain in our lives. When it stems from the pelvic area, it can be particularly distracting and unrelenting.

Pelvic pain can cause disruption in normal daily activities including discomfort with sitting, standing, driving, using the bathroom, and during intimacy with a partner. The pain can become so uncomfortable that even enjoying time with friends and family becomes strained.

Examples of pelvic pain

Pelvic pain comes in a myriad of locations and symptoms. You may experience muscle and joint pain, pain in and around your tailbone, the lower abdomen, genitalia region, groin area, and low back. It can be as a result of surgery due to scar formation or even require surgery to improve. It can include genital numbness, burning, irritation; fecal or urinary incontinence; urinary frequency or difficulty; painful sexual intimacy; constipation/diarrhea or irritable bowel issues.

Don’t hesitate to see your doctor

Diagnosis of pelvic pain can be complex. It is important to receive a comprehensive consultation and exam in order to properly treat the pain you are experiencing.

“Don’t be embarrassed by your symptoms and don’t suffer in silence,” says Urologist Grace Biggs, M.D., director of the Center for Pelvic Health at Griffin Hospital.

Relief through Physical Therapy

One avenue of relief can be with physical therapy. Specific exercises and stretching are beneficial in managing pelvic pain as well as breathing and relaxation training, manual therapy such as soft tissue massage, myofascial release and visceral treatments.

“Our therapists at Griffin Hospital are specially trained to treat all of these issues. They will work with you to develop a customized exercise and therapy plan that helps you manage your symptoms and helps you return to feeling more like yourself,” Dr. Biggs says. “Urologists and certified pelvic health rehabilitation specialists realize that your quality of life is important, so don’t hesitate to reach out. We know how these issues can affect so many aspects of your life, and we are trained to help.”

For more information visit griffinhealth.org/pelvichealth, or call (203) 732-2651 to schedule an appointment.

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