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Pelvic pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. ... Muscles from the abdomen and lower limbs attach to the pelvis and overuse or over exertion of these regions can result in pelvic injury and pain.
Unfortunately between 80 to 90 percent of the population has back or spinal pain at some point in their lives. A spinal motion unit that moves improperly or is overly strained can irritate nerves, interfere with muscle tension and result in pain. This nerve interference is called subluxation. Parts of the body serviced by affected nerves, including blood vessels, internal organs and limbs, may not function optimally because of subluxation.
Trauma, lifting injuries or other unknown causes can create a spinal disc herniation, which is sometimes referred to as a "slipped" or "bulging" disc. When you have ongoing back pain, early diagnosis and chiropractic care is important to avoid permanent damage.
More than 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time. Over 80% of Americans will experience some form of back pain at some time during their lives. The back is made-up of 24 vertebrae plus the sacrum and coccyx, 24 ribs, many joints, ligaments and muscles which can be sprained, strained or irritated resulting in back pain. Sports injuries or accidents often cause back pain, but sometimes the simplest of movements can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress among other things can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also be a result of disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, gallstones, blood clots, or a loss in bone density.
Disks act as “shock absorbers” between the vertebrae that make-up the spine and when one of them fails to do its job, or is injured, other parts of the spine and body suffer. The intervertebral disc can most easily be thought of like a jelly donut. There are outer layers of cartilage, which can be represented by the actual donut. There is also an inner portion, composed mostly of water, which can be represented by the jelly. When the disc becomes injured or weakened through some type of stress, the outer layer can sometimes herniate, or even rupture. When the disc ruptures, the jelly-like material can extrude from the disc. This material, along with the inflammation that ensues, can cause intense pain by directly irritating the nerve root.
Since the disc has very little blood supply compared to most other parts of the body, it relies on motion to receive nutrients, as well as hydration. A healthy disc is kept healthy through motion. During a disc injury, or any subluxation for that matter, there is a loss of motion with the involved segments. Chiropractic adjustments restore the motion to those segments, therefore allowing the disc to move and heal properly. One of our techniques, called flexion distraction, gently pulls the segments apart to decrease the pressure, therefore allowing the ruptured material to re-enter the inner area of the disc.
Often thought associated with low back and leg pain, sciatica is a set of symptoms that occur when the Sciatic Nerve is irritated. This nerve controls the muscles of the lower leg and provides sensation to the thighs, legs and soles of the feet. Most often, the symptoms develop as a result of wear on the structures of the lower spine, not injury. Common symptoms include:
Chiropractic adjustments in the low back and pelvis have been found to be extremely effective in treating sciatica.
It’s no secret that a woman going through a pregnancy will see all sorts of changes to her body in the process. Certain hormones are released during pregnancy to allow ligaments in the low back and pelvis to loosen in order to make the birthing process possible. These hormones do, however, loosen joints throughout the rest of the body as well, which can lead to some discomfort. Regular chiropractic adjustments throughout pregnancy can help prevent the spine from falling into a bad pattern, which allows for a more comfortable pregnancy.
The Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique that was developed to position the baby in the correct way to allow for a safer birthing process for both mother and baby.
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), commonly referred to as pelvic pain, is a condition that is growing more common among pregnant women, either due to increasing maternal age or to the condition simply being diagnosed more frequently. The pain is due to excessive movement of the bones that make up the pubic symphysis, which are the two bones that meet at the front of the pelvic girdle and are connected by a joint made of cartilage and supported by ligaments.
Chiropractors see many causes of pelvic pain in pregnancy; symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and diastasis symphysis pubis (DSP) are just two of them. Our treatment is very effective for pain relating to the spinal and pelvic joints and the treatment is particularly suitable for pregnant women since it is a safe and natural treatment. Chiropractic treatment does not promote the use of painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID's) in pregnancy.
Symptoms of SPD include shooting pain in the pubic symphysis area (which often radiates to the abdomen, lower back and upper leg), pain on movement, a waddling gait and swelling in the pubic area. The pain can range from mild to debilitating, and the condition can interfere with normal daily activities such as bending, lifting the leg and getting up from a chair.
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