Back Pelvic Pain

What can lead to pain in the back of my pelvic area?

The pelvic area extends roughly from your lower back or stomach to the top of your thighs, and there are many issues that can lead to pain at the back of your pelvic area, or posterior pelvic pain. 

Pelvic pain is much more common than many people are aware; one study found that close to 23% of the general population experienced chronic pelvic pain. Physical therapists can help you determine what is causing the pain in the back of your pelvic area. Even better, these specialists offer treatment options that can help reduce your pelvic pain. 

These issues can lead to pain at the back of your pelvic area

Your posterior pelvic pain can have many sources, but some of the more common issues that cause this type of pain include: 

  1. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction — The sacroiliac joints are located between the lower spine and the pelvic bones. These joints can become inflamed and cause posterior pelvic pain. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can also lead to pain in the lower back. 
  1. Pelvic floor dysfunction — Your pain might also be caused by pelvic floor dysfunction. This condition occurs when the pelvic floor muscles become too loose or too tight. Other symptoms of this condition can include urinary incontinence and constipation. 
  1. Fibromyalgia — This condition can cause tenderness and pain in many parts of the body. Some common fibromyalgia pain points in the pelvic area are near the top of the buttocks and around the hip joints. You might also experience fatigue and memory issues if you have this issue.

What can physical therapists do to treat the pain at the back of your pelvis?

There are several therapy techniques that can help treat posterior pelvic pain. These techniques include: 

Find help with posterior pelvic pain at SOL Physical Therapy

Tired of feeling lingering pain at the back of your pelvic area? Our team at SOL PT is primed to help you find top-notch therapeutic care for your pain. Our physical therapists can comprehensively evaluate you to pinpoint the source of your pain. Furthermore, we’re adept at building therapy programs that are unique to each patient’s needs. Our plans are also designed to offer benefits like: 

  • Decreased pain.
  • Improved mobility.
  • Increased ability to do normal daily activities. 

You’ll also be able to get effective therapy from home if you sign up for a virtual therapy session with one of our therapists. 

Contact our team today for more information about how we can address pelvic pain or to schedule your initial appointment. 

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