Pelvic pain can occur in many different forms depending on the cause. Sometimes the pain is present for only a short time and resolves on its own. However, in more severe cases, the pain comes and goes again and again, or it can even become continuous and intense.
Unfortunately, both short-term and long-term pelvic pain (known as chronic pelvic pain) can cause dysfunction in the entire body and ultimately lead to the loss of productivity. Regardless of the nature and severity of your pain, it is always best to seek professional help, as it can be a warning sign for another health issue in your body.
What Can Cause Pain in the Pelvis?
If you have pelvic pain, it’s important to look for the root problem that causes your pain. While some of the causes may be quite obvious, such as an injury, others can be harder to detect.
Most often, people experience pelvic pain from one or more of the following reasons:
- Dysfunction of one or more pelvic joints such as the pubic symphysis or the sacroiliac joints
- Pelvis misalignment
- Spine misalignment
- Digestive disorders, for example colitis or diverticulitis
- Urinary tract infection
- Kidney stones or infection
- Health issues in the female reproductive organs, for example, endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, or pelvic inflammatory disease
- High-impact injuries in the area of the pelvic girdle complex
Many of these causes are related to mechanical issues and imbalances present in the pelvis or the spine itself, other are caused by internal organ issues. Either way, if your pain symptoms are severe or acute, or you have other symptoms besides pain (for example, fever, vomiting), visit your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
Chiropractic Treatments Can Help Relieve the Pain
The pelvis itself plays a significant role in your body. This is because it has 2 main functions: it distributes the weight between your upper and lower body, and it also houses some of your vital organs. Fortunately, chiropractors understand the intricacies of the pelvic girdle complex and know how to approach pelvic pain holistically for better results. They focus on restoring the proper alignment of the pelvis and the spine, which is often the underlying issue that leads to pelvic pain in the first place. Once you regain your innate balance, you will feel significantly better and have more energy to participate in your daily activities. This is because chiropractors open the pathways of nerve flow by promoting optimal pelvis and alignment. Ultimately, chiropractic treatment options also provide a better ability to heal and less pain.
Depending on your situation, your chiropractor may recommend one or more of the following treatment methods:
- manual therapy
- adjustments (to the pelvis or spine)
- holistic pain management
- exercise training
- lifestyle recommendations for better posture
Find a CBP Provider in Your Area
Now that you understand why holistic medicine – especially chiropractic treatment options – can be beneficial for you when it comes to the management of pelvic pain, it is time to find a chiropractor in your area. The best is to look for a chiropractor certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). CBP is a scientific approach that can treat pelvic pain (and many other health issues related to spine misalignment) with higher effectiveness.
If you live or work in Wilmington, Wallace, or Clinton, NC, consider giving a call to one of the clinics of Graybar Chiropractic. Dr. Michael Graybar and his team are also certified in CBP and they are ready to tackle your pelvis pain with non-invasive treatment options. Get the help you deserve so that you can participate in your daily activities without having to suffer from pain.