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Can Chiropractic Care Help Pelvic Instability?

The pelvis has several nerves and muscles that pass through the area and refer to each other depending on the issue at hand. Pelvic pain is a complaint that may be experienced typically at the base of the low back, the Sacro iliac joints (SIJ) or in the sides of the gluteus maximus muscles.

What are the causes of pelvic pain?

Anterior Pelvic Tilt


Anterior pelvic tilts occur when the pelvis is moved towards the front of the pubis and the SIJ’s are lifted upwards. The feeling of this can be one of an extenuated low back curve which may be uncomfortable or even painful. 

Posterior Pelvic Tilt


Posterior pelvic tilts occur when the pelvis tilts backwards lowering the SIJ’s and bringing the pubis up. The feeling can be that of stiffness and a loss of the lumbar curve which can cause increased pressure on the intervertebral discs which may lead to degeneration.

Lateral Pelvic Tilt


Lateral pelvic tilt causes changes to “leg length”. This can also be caused by scoliosis of the lumbar spine and can cause instability between both sides of the body. This can lead to one side of the body in more pain than the other side and cause discrepancies in muscle tone between both sides.

Pelvic Instability

Pelvic Instability can be caused by trauma such as dislocation of the pubic symphysis during childbirth or changes to the sacroiliac joints where they become affected.

Symptoms of an anterior pelvic tilt can include pain at the base of the low back, a feeling of having tight low back muscles, thighs or hamstrings, or feeling a lack of strength in the gluteus and core muscles.

What are the symptoms of pelvic pain?

How can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic Care helps with pelvic concerns as joint mobilization and muscle relaxation helps with changing overall biomechanics. Pelvic pain due to tilting or rotation can be alleviated with simple spinal adjusting which involves the chiropractor in using a force that moves the joints into a particular range back to its “regular” state. A chiropractor may also use low force techniques such as drop piece or pelvic blocks which help to encourage the pelvis to sit in a more comfortable position to alleviate pain. The main goal of our team of chiropractors at The Melbourne Chiropractor is to restore mobility, range of motion, decrease overall pain and reset the joints out of alignment to help correct posture in the affected region/s. BOOK NOW

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