Are you or someone you know experiencing pelvic pain even after already having given birth? This symptom can be caused by fascial tension from vaginal tears and surgical cuts performed during vaginal birth. Tailbone fractures or bruises can also trigger post-birth pelvic pain. So can the separation of bones in your pelvis when you give birth.
Sometimes pelvic pain can also be accompanied by lower back pain. This combination of symptoms is very common before and after giving birth. According to one study, approximately 72% of the women surveyed developed both lower back and pelvic pain during the course of their pregnancy.
Physical therapists can help you learn more about the pelvis and PT methods that can help ease pelvic pain that appears after giving birth.
What structures make up the pelvis?
- Sacrum — The sacrum is a bone that is found at the bottom of the spine. This triangular bone connects the spine to the pelvic bones.
- Hip bones — There are three bones that are considered to be hip bones. They are the ilium, the ischium and the pubic bones. They combine to form a major part of the pelvis and connect it to the femurs, or upper leg bones.
- Coccyx — This pelvic structure is made up of three to five vertebrae. More commonly known as the tailbone, it is one of the structures that helps bear your weight when you’re seated.
What are some PT methods that can help to address post-birth pelvic pain?
- Post-pregnancy rehabilitation — Post-pregnancy rehabilitation programs from a physical therapist can include multiple treatment options. One of these is flexibility and strengthening exercises. Another is soft tissue mobilization that can help ease soft tissue tension. Both of these options have proven to be safe and effective for women who have recently given birth.
- Increasing knowledge about pelvic pain after giving birth — Many women are unaware that they could experience pain in their pelvis after giving birth. Physical therapy specialists are committed to providing helpful information about this common issue. Their goal is to provide information that helps empower their patients while also helping to manage their pain.
Keen to find effective post-pregnancy rehab? Arrow PTR has you covered
Are you a new mother who is still feeling pelvic pain after your birth? Do you have other concerns you’d like to have addressed, but you’re not sure if physical therapy is the best treatment option for your specific needs? At Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, we offer free screenings intended to answer your questions, discuss treatment options, and help you find a solution to address your needs. Our team can help you build a personalized treatment solution. Our custom physical therapy plans can include multiple treatment options. They can also be helpful for women looking to restore their mobility and to reduce their pain after pregnancy.
Contact us today to schedule your free screening and to determine if physical therapy is the right option for you.