painful menstrual periods


Although painful menstrual periods are frequently seen in adolescents, it is a problem that can occur in women of all age groups. Pain is often cramping and localized in the lower abdomen. It is generally seen in women under the age of 30, in those whose first menstrual age is less than 12, and those with a body mass index below 20. Because of their pain, women can’t go to work or school, they isolate themselves from social life.
Pain is caused by increased intrauterine pressure and abnormal uterine contractions. In addition, the contraction of the uterine vessels causes less blood flow to the uterine muscles. Less blood flow stimulates the pain receptors so that pain occurs.


Manual therapy, electrotherapy, yoga and clinical pilates are proven effective treatment methods used for the treatment of women with painful menstrual periods.