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Chiropractor for pelvic pain?

I suffer from undiagnosed pelvic ( or lower right abdominal) pain Ive got really desperate for some sort of cure/diagnosis/pain relief

So I've made an appointment to see a chiropractor

Anyone been before and had good or bad results?

Fingers crossed!

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I have had success for hip, spine and groin pain. If it muscular or skeletal they can help but if it is internal I don't really know what they can do. Some ladies have success with acupuncture. But as I say depends what kind of pelvic pain my love? Xx

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It sounds like a nerve, see a physiatrist

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I have undiagnosed abdominal pain. I've been told by a pain doctor that it's deep down and not a muscular thing x

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It could help if the pain is from the back radiating forward from a nerve

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Went to a couple nice massage and some pain not covered by healthcare expensive. No relief and moving shoulders with ripped cuffs made pain worse later. Suggestions were problems could be back related neck. It's twenty years now since my hysterectomy and the pain has become progressive. My neighbor went to a chiropractor - didn't help his problem - again chiropractor suggested back fusion. Back surgeon was horrified at suggestion. As in my case back surgery likely to make nerve problems worse. My brother, 61, 10 years younger than I and suffering from similar problems (back related) has had 12 surgeries since 2004 and now has drop foot and still walks with walker. Be careful of chiropractors as they usually just send you off with pat advice. I have found nerve problems to be very tricky and I see that most doctors first of all do not admit the severity of these problems with patients (especially as the doctors might be the ones involved in a surgery which triggered first pain attacks) and second of all do not attack problem as part of team (orthopedic, neurologist, rheumetologist, primary, gyn etc.) They try to find ONE easy answer and then later seem to love to tell the patient that somehow they are responsible for pain. I have serious rectal spasm and went to various gyn and rectal specialists as well as the Cleveland Clinic who diagnosed abnormal nerve in one area. Rectal specialist sent me to place where I underwent months of rectal stimulation supposed to correct problem. Therapy was so painful and so unsuccessful that therapist refused last visit to do stimulation just massage my pelvis and back. Rectal specialist who had insisted (even after I told him that two months was making me worse) that I continue for three more months was perplexed. He had statement of my condition from therapist which confirmed that I was worse since start of therapy. His reaction was, "I just don't know - it works fine with all my other patients," The implication was that somehow I was responsible for therapy not working. At this time I was waking up nightly screaming with pain and proctalgia fugax. This was knife pain and after I begged the rectal specialist did rectal surgery where a portion of my rectum was removed. This cured the night knife pain but the other nagging pelvic pain persisted and go worse.

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Hi Rebecca

My personal opinion is that id exhaust others before a chiropractor. Ie: pelvic floor therapist, accupuncture, accupressure. If you need a great PT in your area go to Www.pelvicpainrehab.com and see if they can refer in your area. Pelvic pain is s very specialized part of the body and after 9 years of severe pain (can't sit, drive, walk, stand) I think best to stay with professionals that know what they are doing or you will get worse as they can manipulate the nerves and make u worse.

Good luck!

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Thank you! I've been for three treatments and although my pain has been irritated Shes confident she can help- she's also fixed my posture so fingers crossed I'll never have back pain! I'm starting acupuncture in a week or so hopefully that works x

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If you do decide to try Acupuncture after reading all the above excellent posts. Ask lots of questions of the Acupuncturist first to see if he or she has the experience and qualifications to deal with this problem. I go to a top notch one now but not all have enough experience or qualifications, even the Dr medical ones. ALso I would advise to avoid Electro Acupuncture.

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Thank you!

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Day after treatment is a very painful experience, may see some benefit for a week or so but certainty doesn't last, it is a treatment that continuously needs to had, costs a fortune and is not a cure, Amy only help a little at the time. Complete waste of money in my opinion!

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The right type of Traditional Chinese Acupunctue has been a life saver for me.

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Fingers crossed it works for me too!

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