Your pelvis plays an important role in weight transmission, childbirth, and supporting your abdominal organs. At Pain Management 360, with offices in Huntington, Hurricane, and Charleston, West Virginia, pain management physician Rudy Malayil, MD, and the team understand how pelvic pain can diminish your quality of life. They use the most advanced interventional treatments to relieve pain and restore function to your pelvis. Call the office nearest you today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
The pelvis is a bony structure that sits in between the hip bones below the abdomen. It contains the bladder and rectum in all humans and the vagina, uterus, cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes in women. While pelvic pain is common in women, it can affect anyone.
Many musculoskeletal conditions can cause pelvic pain, such as:
The pubic symphysis is a joint that sits between your left and right pelvic bone. Because the joint sustains weight from your upper body, it can degrade over time. The pubic symphysis can also become damaged during childbirth, causing long-lasting pain.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects many muscles, joints, and nerves throughout your body, including your pelvis.
Many factors can cause pelvic floor inflammation, including obesity, pregnancy, and menopause. Over time, the pelvic floor tissues can weaken, leading to chronic pain.
The SI joints between your spine and hips can cause pain in the pelvis, lower back, and buttocks when inflamed. An accurate diagnosis is essential to treat SI joint pain, as the condition can mimic other common musculoskeletal injuries, such as herniated discs.
Many women’s health conditions can cause pelvic pain, including uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis.
The signs of pelvic pain vary depending on the cause. Some people experience chronic pain while the discomfort comes and goes for others. Common signs of pelvic pain include:
Abdominal pain is another telltale sign of pelvic dysfunction. Some patients experience pain during intercourse, while many women endure increased cramping during menstruation.
Pain Management 360 offers many treatments for pelvic pain. First, your provider performs a series of tests to uncover the cause of your pain. Depending on the results, they may recommend:
The providers at Pain Management 360 can customize your treatment to address your pain.
Call Pain Management 360 today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about pelvic pain.