Five issues that can cause back and pelvic pain

Back Pelvic Pain

There are certain parts of the body that are closely linked to each other, and the lower back and pelvis are two such areas. People who are feeling back and pelvic pain can work with a physical therapist to find the cause of the pain. 

Back pain is more common than pelvic pain. It’s estimated that approximately 31 million U.S. adults have lower back pain at any given moment, and a medical study reports that 13.2% of the patients surveyed were diagnosed with pelvic pain. Physical therapists can help identify many causes of back and pelvic pain, and these specialists can also help you find effective treatment for this combination of pain. 

These five problems are common causes of back and pelvic pain

Pain in the lower back and pelvis can be linked to many musculoskeletal disorders. A few of the issues that physical therapists often find causing pain in these areas include: 

  1. Pelvic floor dysfunction — The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support your pelvic organs. Problems with these muscles can trigger pain in the pelvis and lower back. 
  1. Scar tissue — Pelvic surgery can leave behind scar tissue that restricts soft tissue movement and triggers pain. Injuries to the back or pelvis can also lead to scar tissue. 
  1. Menstrual pain — A study found that over 84% of women of childbearing age suffer from menstrual pain, and this pain can often be felt in the pelvis and/or lower back. 
  1. Hip osteoarthritis — Hip osteoarthritis can lead to soft tissue problems and nerve issues that trigger pain in the pelvis and lower back. 
  1. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction — There are two inflexible sacroiliac joints that join the lower spine to the pelvis. An issue with either of these joints can lead to pain in both the lower back and pelvis. 

Ways your physical therapist can treat your back and pelvic pain

Meeting with a physical therapist allows them to create a treatment plan for you, which can be personalized to fit your individual needs. It can also include a combination of therapy techniques, such as: 

Find help for your back and pelvic pain at Excel PT

At Excel Sports & Physical Therapy, our team is ready to help you find effective treatment for your back and pelvic pain. We can start you off with a free screening designed to pinpoint the source of your pain. Then, our physical therapists can build you a customized therapy plan intended to reduce your current pain and prevent future pain. You’ll also find that you can get our help from home by using our virtual therapy or at-home care services. 

Contact our team today for more information about back and pelvic issues we can treat or to schedule an initial appointment.