Four pelvic pain causes and how physical therapy can help

Four Pelvic Pain Causes

Pelvic pain can have a seriously disruptive effect on your life, making it difficult to accomplish even the most basic tasks. Fundamental parts of your life, like relationships, sleep and work, can all start to become strained if you’re trying to manage chronic pelvic pain. 

If this is the case for you, it’s important to keep a positive attitude as you seek relief because there are many effective treatment options, including physical therapy. Whether you have received a diagnosis for your pelvic pain or are researching potential causes, we hope the following information can help. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our caring team. 

Here are some of the most common causes of pelvic pain

Pelvic pain causes include: 

  1. Post-surgical pain — People who undergo abdominal surgery, pelvic surgery or other procedures in the lower region of the torso may experience pelvic pain during the recovery process. 
  2. Pregnancy — The body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy that can put excess strain on the pelvis. Additionally, there are certain complications that can arise during pregnancy and after childbirth that can contribute to pelvic pain. 
  3. Gastrointestinal issues — Conditions ranging from constipation to irritable bowel syndrome to diverticulitis can all disrupt normal functioning of pelvic muscles and other anatomy, causing pain. 
  4. Fibromyalgia — Fibromyalgia is a condition that is not fully understood, but is believed to be related to a disruption in the way your brain processes pain signals. Fibromyalgia can cause widespread symptoms that can manifest as pelvic pain for some people. 

Depending on your exact diagnosis and medical history, a physical therapist can work with you to develop an effective treatment plan. 

Pelvic floor rehabilitation at Continuum Wellness

At our clinic in Apache Junction, Arizona, our team of experts can provide pelvic floor rehabilitation that strengthens this important group of muscles to better support the pelvis. The goal is to reduce pain and improve range of motion so people can get back to functioning and a better quality of life. 

Learn more about our highly personalized treatment plans and schedule your initial appointment when you contact us today.