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Why is this happening to me?


Why am I still suffering from pelvic pain?


These are common questions during our initial assessments. If you have pain in the back of your hips (the sacroiliac/SI joints), your tailbone, your groin, or your pubic bone, this is pelvic pain, and it can hold you back from the active life you deserve.

If you are experiencing bladder or bowel dysfunction, bladder pain (interstitial cystitis), endometriosis, or sexual dysfunction, click here to learn how we can help.

If you have pelvic pain, it’s very tempting to think that you are alone in experiencing it or that something is wrong with you. You may pass it off as a bit of stiffness that comes with age, that it is just a muscle spasm, or that you never recovered from having a baby. There may be no obvious reason, but despite giving it time, things haven’t improved.

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone. Pelvic pain is one of the most common problems that we treat. Most people just hope that when they have pelvic pain, it will resolve on its own and they won’t have to tell anyone about it.

They hope that they’ll wake up one morning and the pain will be gone. Yet 6 months later they’re still living with it, and it is often even worse than when it started.

Does That Sound Like You?

Does it seem like no one is really listening to you and instead they are dismissing you? Many people have been told that pelvic pain is “just part of getting older”. They may be told by their healthcare provider to rest and “try these painkillers”. 6 weeks later nothing has changed, and they are then given an even stronger prescription.

We also hear frequent reports of clients seeing another medical practitioner for their pelvic pain and were told to do kegels without any guidance. There may be a discussion of various surgeries without trying specialized pelvic physiotherapy first.

This is an unfortunate cycle that can explain why so many people age 40+ are suffering from chronic pelvic pain.

Why else does pelvic pain last longer than it should? It’s easy to be confused because you may have been told different things by different people. Many people are happy to dispense advice, but not all of it is credible.

Maybe you think your pelvic pain was caused by doing something specific: perhaps you fell and hurt your tailbone, were in a car accident, or felt like you never fully healed from a vaginal birth. The reality is that it was caused by no one haven taken the time to help you overcome the pain by properly activating your abdominal muscles, the muscles responsible for breathing, and your pelvic muscles. Only a holistic approach that includes these systems and your nervous system will solve your chronic pelvic pain.

When you don’t know where to turn, it can be very confusing. Add this to the fact that many people accept pelvic pain as if it is normal, and it is easy to lose hope. This helps explain why you might put off making a decision about what to do for your pelvic pain.


If You Have Pelvic Pain,
Here Are 8 Reasons Why It Could Persist

  1. A family member or friend told you that everybody gets pelvic pain as they get older, so you accepted it as your “new normal”.
  2. You thought rest would help but it led to more stiffness.
  3. You were prescribed painkillers or an injection - but the pills provided only short-term relief and the pain came right back when the injection wore off.
  4. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or another Physiotherapist, but they only looked at the specific area where you are experiencing pain. That area of your pelvis may be the “victim”, and there may be other underlying factors, or “criminals”, causing your symptoms.
  5. You saw another practitioner who was not familiar with the current research on pain, using the whole-person or “biopsychosocial approach”. This has been shown to be key to treating chronic pain.
  6. You were given too many exercises to do and you did not have time to complete them.
  7. You tried exercise classes or online videos but you saw no change or they made your pelvic pain worse.
  8. You tried a massage gun or foam rolling. They may have provided temporary relief but did not target the source of the problem.

If any of these sound familiar, book a call with us so we can tell you what can be done. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things shows your dedication to improve and is actually a GOOD THING! When you know what doesn’t work, you are closer to finding out what does!

Talk To A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Click the button to book a free call to get helpful advice tailored to your specific situation. There is no charge for the call and there is no obligation to book any appointments after the call. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do for your pelvic pain.

This consultation is offered to people who are unsure about Physiotherapy. They may want to make sure we are a good fit before they book an appointment. If this sounds like you, please start with a complimentary call so that we can discuss your specific situation, without any commitment on your part.


What Can I Do to Get Rid of My Pelvic Pain Quickly?

Here are 4 ways to get started:

  1. Start by Making a Decision – Waiting is what causes most people’s pelvic pain to persist. So many people think their pelvic pain will go away with time, and then 6 months later nothing has changed, or it is worse than when it started.
  2. Get To The Root Cause – One of the best things to help you ease your pelvic pain quickly is to find out why it is happening in the first place. Only then can you do the right exercises carefully selected for you by your Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. The right series of progressed exercises will help you reduce pain and allow you to move more freely again, without aggravating your symptoms like some exercises can. They will also make sure your issue stays away long term.
  3. Avoid Sitting And Long Periods Of Rest – We were not designed to sit. Have you ever tried to get up from the couch after resting for a while, and then your pelvis feels painful and tight? When you sit for too long, especially in awkward positions, the joints in your pelvis stiffen. Your physiotherapist will give you appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture and a stronger core, along with hands-on treatment. This is the best way to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
  4. Get Customized, Hands-On Physiotherapy Treatment – Physiotherapy is the most recommended treatment to help with pelvic pain. If your pelvic pain is affecting your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or your ability to do your job, or if it gets in the way of spending quality time with your family and friends, we are here to help. We will get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.
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How Can Your Core Physio Help You Get Rid of Your Pelvic Pain - In the Next Few Weeks?

  • We can take away the edge off pain and discomfort using a range of techniques, often within a couple of sessions.
  • We will educate and empower you with techniques and strategies to manage your pelvic pain as we work towards the root cause.
  • Pain can prevent restful sleep. We can help you stop tossing and turning while trying to find that one position that brings relief. This will help you live with more energy each day.
  • We can help reduce your reliance on painkillers since they are not good for your long-term health.
  • We will provide you with the ideal set of exercises to speed up your recovery.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous surgeries and painful injections.
  • We can help you enjoy quality time with family and friends that pelvic pain has stolen from you.
  • We can help you sit and relax more comfortably and enjoy walking again without your pelvis feeling painful and weak.

We are here to get you back to living life free from chronic pelvic pain.

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