Pelvic pain lasting for longer than six months is Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS), one of the most prevalent debilitating pain conditions in our society today. Thought to effect 1 in every 4 women, and some men, CPPS is one of the more insidious conditions nobody is talking about. However, the discussion about CPPS is one we all need to have. CPPS can severely reduce one’s quality of life and sufferers deserve to know that CPPS can be effectively treated. The current allopathic treatment model is often unable to effectively diagnose and treat CPPS leaving many sufferers feeling lost and unable to find help getting out of their pain. But effective clinical treatment interventions are available, including therapeutic exercise, external manual therapy, education/behavioral modification, and electrotherapeutic modalities. In concert with chiropractic manipulation, these interventions have shown to be amazingly beneficial. These modalities are best performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic or Physical Therapist that has been specially trained and certified in the treatment of pelvic conditions. Chiropractic physiotherapeutic treatment programs for CPPS aim to identify the root cause of the dysfunction through careful assessment and treatment of the muscular structures in and around the three bones that comprise the pelvic girdle, the ilium (il-e-um; plural, ilia), ischium (ish-e-um; plural, ischia), and pubis (pu-bis), also known as the coxal bones. A treatment of chiropractic mobilization of the spine and pelvis, combined with therapeutic exercise, external manual therapy, and electrotherapeutic modalities, guided by a trained professional certified in pelvic rehabilitation has shown to be an effective approach to combatting Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.
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