Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain: Chiropractic as a therapeutic option 

by | Oct 16, 2023 | chiropractic

Chronic pelvic pain is a complex and debilitating condition that affects both men and women, significantly altering their quality of life.

Although this pain has traditionally been associated with women, men can also experience this type of pain, located in the lower abdomen and pelvis.  

Chiropractic, a discipline focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, emerges as a highly effective therapeutic option to address this challenging problem. 

Chronic pelvic pain in men and women 

Chronic pelvic pain in men can arise due to a variety of factors, including urinary tract infections, chronic prostatitis, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, inguinal hernias and neurological disorders, among others.  

The pelvis is connected to the spine, especially the lumbar section. Joints and structures in this area may overlap, which sometimes makes it difficult to differentiate between pelvic and lumbar pain. 

This pain, which can manifest as discomfort between the abdomen and thighs, from the lower abdomen to the buttocks and groin region, takes various forms: sharp or subtle, radiating or focused.  

 For example, muscle pulls can generate sudden pain when lifting objects, also when laughing, sitting badly or for long periods, and even when coughing, while urinary tract infections or digestive problems can develop gradual pain that, if left untreated, can evolve into a chronic condition.

In women, chronic pelvic pain is considered chronic if it persists for more than 3 to 6 months. Although its origin may be gynecological, it can also be attributed to digestive or musculoskeletal problems, in which Chiropractic has proven to be highly beneficial.  

Musculoskeletal disorders such as fibromyalgia or chronic myofascial pain are relevant in this context. Symptoms vary, but it is common for pain to present in a sharp, stabbing manner, similar to menstrual cramps, due to inflammation in joints or muscles.

Chiropractic: Effective Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain 

Chiropractic is based on the premise that various health conditions are related to the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, caring for both the spine and joints through chiropractic adjustments can alleviate and correct a variety of symptoms by treating the root cause of the problem. 

For example, misalignment of the pelvic joints often causes pain in the pelvic girdle, resulting in stiffness and discomfort. In addition, this imbalance can affect the knee and hip joints. 

The balance of muscles in the pelvic girdle is crucial and their interaction through tendons can generate restrictions in connecting tissues, such as tendons, ligaments and fascia.  

This can cause a misalignment that will evolve into chronic pain. Blows, trauma to the spine, pelvis or legs can cause similar misalignments and generate chronic pelvic pain.  

Chiropractic evaluates the nervous and circulatory system, releasing restrictions and improving fluidity and nerve connections to relieve and eliminate pain. 

A comprehensive approach to treatment 

Because chronic pelvic pain can have multiple causes, taking a multidisciplinary approach is essential. This may include collaboration between specialists in urology, gastroenterology and chiropractic. 

 For cases related to musculoskeletal problems, chiropractic treatment is sufficient and effective to eliminate the root of the problem.  

Chiropractic treatment is sufficient and effective to eliminate the problem at its root. 

If you are dealing with pelvic pain, chiropractic offers an effective solution to eliminate and reduce symptoms, improving your physical and emotional well-being.  

Consider chiropractic treatment to restore the health of your pelvis and prevent relapse.