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Pelvic Pain Treatment

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Don't suffer in silence from pelvic pain that can impact your life and intimate relationships. Seek help and management to overcome this condition.

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What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain refers to any discomfort experienced in the pelvic region, including inside the pelvis, pubic bone, sacroiliac joints, lower abdomen, vulva, vagina, penis, testes, perineal and anal areas.

It encompasses various conditions such as:

  • Pelvic girdle pain or instability

  • Vulvodynia

  • Vaginismus

  • Dyspareunia (painful sex)

  • Endometriosis or adenomyosis

  • Pudendal neuralgia

  • Coccydynia (tail bone pain)

  • Osteitis Pubis 

When it comes to pelvic pain, we believe it is vital to treat the whole person, and not just their body. We don’t underestimate the impact sleep, nutrition and stress plays on our whole system. We will help you identify the root cause of your pain, as well as anything in your history and current lifestyle that may be part of the picture!

 

The impact of these conditions on your life can be significant. Our team can help you discover strategies to alleviate, control, or eliminate the pain.

Signs and symptoms

  • Do you get pain in your pubic bone, sacroiliac joint or coccyx?

  • Do you find it difficult to roll over in bed, get up from a seated position or walk for long periods due to pelvic pain?

  • Have you had a trauma, fall or accident to your pelvis?

  • Do you experience abnormal or heavy periods?

  • Have you been diagnosed with endometriosis?

  • Do you have excessive pain in your lower back, abdomen, or pelvic area during your period or ovulation?

  • Do you feel pain or burning during intimacy, with touch, or while trying to insert a tampon?

  • Do you experience pain or burning in and around your vagina or vulva without a specific cause?

  • Has your ability to achieve an orgasm decreased? Do you have discomfort with an orgasm?

  • Are you unable to achieve penetrative intimacy?

  • Have you fallen on your coccyx? Or do you have ongoing coccyx discomfort?

  • Do you get pain, burning, electric shock, aching or itching in and around through your genitals?

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What is causing your pelvic pain?

  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction leading to muscle overactivity or tension

  • Underlying conditions such as endometriosis or adenomyosis

  • Physical trauma from childbirth

  • Previous sexual trauma or assault

  • History of a fall to the coccyx or pelvis

  • Repetitive pressure to the perineal region such as riding a bike

  • Medical conditions, medications, or hormonal imbalances

  • Hypermobile joints might mean you’re at risk of developing pelvic girdle pain 

  • Pregnancy can contribute to pelvic girdle pain 

  • Anxiety, stress, fear of pain

  • Relationship problems

  • Sometimes there may not be a clear cause

Our team can help identify triggers for your pain and assist you in managing, relieving, or overcoming pelvic pain using various treatments:

  • Pelvic floor muscle relaxation techniques and pelvic stretches

  • Internal myofascial release to pelvic floor muscles

  • Internal coccyx manipulation

  • Exercise program for the core, pelvis and pelvic floor, hips, feet and overall posture

  • Myofascial release techniques to the pelvic floor muscles 

  • Spinal and whole body joint mobilisation

  • Cranial and visceral osteopathy techniques 

  • Pain management

  • Advise on proper vulva hygiene and lubricants

  • Education on pelvic wand and/or dilators 

  • Providing any necessary supportive pelvic brace or compression 

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Our Osteopaths work very closely with our Exercise Physiologist who is extensively trained in pelvic health. Exercise Physiology helps to integrate your pelvic floor exercises into more functional movements to get you back living a healthier and more independent life! 

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