Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain can affect men and women regardless of their age and can be very disabling.

It is a pain of the pelvic location, that is, in the lower abdomen, but it is also usually referred to the vulva, the lower limbs, buttocks, due to the connection that exists between all these structures and the pelvic floor. The pain evolves for a period of more than six months.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

In many cases, chronic pelvic pain syndrome does not identify the cause that originates the pain and this leads those who suffer from it to a true pilgrimage, from one specialist to another, delaying diagnosis and treatment. When the main cause is not found, doctors often recommend medication, hormonal treatment, or surgery.

Its causes are multiple originating in the digestive, urinary, genital or neuromuscular system. In this way, it is also usually associated with sexual, behavioral, emotional and cognitive consequences, which can radically affect the habits of the patient’s daily life.

In a great majority of cases, the initial cause of the problem is no longer present because it was treated by the specialist doctor and it was cured. but it left sequelae throughout the pelvic muscles and their reflexes, causing the pain to persist over time.


As physiotherapists, a specific and exhaustive assessment of the patient is necessary to understand the situation and to be able to detect which structures are failing or which need to be treated.

If the causes have their origin at the muscular level or this region has been affected as we mentioned before, physiotherapy can help to reduce pain considerably or a total recovery of the patient. With physiotherapy we treat the entire abdominal-pelvic structure.