How Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a common complication associated with pregnancy. In fact, the issue may develop during the early stages of pregnancy and may not resolve until well after the baby is born.

Luckily, with the help of skilled chiropractors, those suffering from pelvic pain can experience quicker recovery times and fewer complications overall.


Who Typically Experiences Pelvic Pain?

As was stated in the introduction, the vast majority of pelvic pain cases are seen in women who are pregnant or have recently given birth. However, some people will experience pain in the pelvis due to various issues throughout the systems of the body. For example, digestive, urinary, and muscular problems can all lead to pelvic pain. Additionally, trauma can cause pelvic pain that may last for many years.


Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Pain

When women become pregnant, their bodies go through a variety of changes in order to accommodate the growing baby. One such change is that the pelvis is essentially “stretched” in order to prepare for the delivery of the baby. However, when this happens, the structures that make up the pelvis can become irritated, leading to pelvic pain.


Pelvic Pain from Other Systemic Issues

As was stated earlier, some systems of the body can cause pelvic pain when they are negatively affected. Case in point, kidney stones will often result in aching pain around the pelvis and the surrounding area. Additionally, Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis can cause pelvic pain symptoms. 

In more serious systemic cases, colon cancer or cancers of surrounding tissues can cause pelvic pain. For this reason, it is never a good idea to ignore pelvic pain that doesn’t have a clear cause.


Pelvic Pain from Trauma

Past physical or sexual abuse can sometimes lead to chronic pelvic pain. In these cases, the pain can last for months or even years before the bones and other tissues in the area are able to fully heal. Not to mention, there is often a psychological component to this type of pain, which can lead to even longer healing timelines.

Trauma to the pelvic region can also occur during sports. For instance, soccer players will occasionally pull muscles near their pelvis when they exceed their available range of motion or attempt to kick too hard. 


Treating Pelvic Pain

The majority of pelvic pain cases will resolve, given enough rest time, a good diet, and a proper diagnosis. However, some issues related to pelvic pain may plague patients for long stretches.

In some cases, clinicians may recommend medications such as anti-inflammatories or general pain relievers. However, depending on the source of the pain, these medications may be mere band aid fixes that will not address the underlying issue causing the pain.

In other instances, dietary changes may be the solution to the patient’s issues. Simply by removing problem foods or adding in foods that are sorely missing from a diet, many patients can experience relief.

That being said, there is an often-overlooked treatment that is risk-free, painless, and extremely effective for pelvic pain. That treatment is chiropractic care.


Chiropractic Care for Pelvic Pain

With any painful condition, it’s always important to remember that pain is interpreted and responded to by the brain and spinal cord. When the connections between the spinal cord and a painful area are disrupted, it is impossible for healing to occur.

For this reason, chiropractors will often take a special interest in re-establishing connections between the nervous system and painful parts of the body. While they may have a few methods for accomplishing this goal, they often perform spinal manipulations. These treatments help to realign the spine and will generally help with most painful conditions.

If you’ve been suffering from pelvic pain, come see us at Anchor Health Chiropractic. We would love to be your go-to Noblesville chiropractor. Book your appointment today.

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