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Pelvic Floor Issues

The team at Balanced Body Chiropractic is experienced in addressing the needs and complications related to the pelvic floor. The post-natal, post surgical and other pelvic floor concerns of both women and men may benefit from chiropractic care. Our mindful approach may assist patients in meeting the needs of strength recovery, function and pain management.

The sensitive issue of addressing the pelvic floor can be embarrassing for both women and men. In severe cases, toilet habits can become unpredictable and incontinence, a major issue! The pelvic floor is supplied by many nerves and blood vessels, which can be damaged during childbirth, surgery and by severe disc injury and/or tailbone trauma. Such injuries change the way in which the pelvic floor muscles function. In the case of the pelvic floor itself being torn or damaged, its function may not completely recover with surgical repair. Pelvic floor issues can lead to;

  • pain in the pelvic area
  • loss of sensation in the saddle area
  • urinary and fecal incontinence
  • poor muscular tone
  • depression
  • limiting daily activity

Chiropractic Care for Pelvic Issues

As the pelvic floor is supplied by a nerve-rich network, chiropractic care may be able to improve pelvic muscle function. By addressing and adjusting issues of spinal origin and gently manipulating soft tissues, chiropractic care aims to facilitate optimal neural tone. Possible benefits include a reduction in pain, increased sensation to the surrounding tissues and improvement in bowel and bladder function. Rehabilitation advice for the pelvic floor is also provided in a manner that is non-invasive, discrete and mindful of dignity.