Chronic Pelvic Pain

What is Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain is any pain felt deep in the bottom/hip muscles, the groin, the vaginal area or the back passage.  This pain may be constant or be felt at certain times such as with intercourse, when passing urine or with opening bowels.

What causes this pain?

35 muscles attach onto the pelvis from the trunk or lower limbs.  Many things can lead to an imbalance in these muscles resulting in muscle “trigger points” or “knots” which can refer pain to different areas.  Chronic imbalance may result in pain also arising from joints, ligaments and nerves in the area.  This area of the body is also closely linked to our sympathetic nervous system so stress can make this pain worse.

What can be done?

  • Muscle trigger points can be released to reduce pain
  • Weak muscles need to be strengthened and stretched
  • Correction of muscle and joint imbalance around spine, pelvis and hips
  • Advice on reducing aggravating factors to ensure long term resolution of pain
  • Education on how to use the muscles around this area correctly to help reduce pain