Pelvic Pain

pelvic pain

Not sure what or where your pain is coming from?

Worried that your pelvic pain is coming from an organ? From a kidney stone? Your gall bladder? Appendix? A tumor? Often times pelvic pain is from a tight muscle in the back, groin, diaphragm or abdominal wall causing pain that mimics such diseases. We will get to the root cause of your pain, so you get the appropriate treatment. If it is not musculoskeletal, we will refer you to the appropriate specialist. If it is musculoskeletal, we will not only treat it, but teach you the stretches and exercises you can do so that it will not only feel better but be less likely to return. 

That is the Drummond Difference. 

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We will get to the root cause of your pain, so when we treat it, it will not only feel better but be less likely to return. Each chiropractor in our multi-chiropractor clinic are pelvic pain specialists. One of our chiropractors should be able to see you today!  

Do you have pain in the pelvic regions, which includes your buttock or sacroiliac joints (which are on either side of your tail bone)? Not sure if you should call it hip or low back pain? Did you know pelvic, buttock and sacroiliac pain can be caused by imbalances of the feet? 

Pelvic pain can also be referred from a pinched nerve in the back, poor work economics, lymphatic back up, or tendonosis of an thigh muscle. Maybe it is caused by something wrong with your knee(s). 

Regardless of the cause of your pelvic, buttock, sacroiliac pain, we will find it with a thorough history and exam, then determine the best treatment plan for it, even if it means referring you out. Sometimes pelvic pain can be caused by intestines, sexual organs, or more insidious diseases. We are more affordable than orthopedic surgeons, gynecologists and other diagnostic health practitioners, so start with us, and if able, we will get you back pain free as soon as possible. 

This is why when you make an appointment with us for your pelvic pain, we will evaluate more than just your low back and hips. We will get to the root cause of your pain to determine if you are a good candidate for chiropractic care. If not, we will help you find a specialist who can help you.


Scroll down for stretches, exercises and other home remedies for pelvic pain relief. Before you try any new remedy, talk with your health care provider to verify it is appropriate for your specific condition. Hopefully that is one of our chiropractors here at Drummond Chiropractic. We are more than neck and pain chiropractors. We have Dr. McCoy, a sports chiropractic specialist on staff, with specialized training with pelvic injuries, be it from sports, or from regular day activities like misstepping off a curb, lunging for an object falling off a counter, carrying your children up the stairs or starting a new exercise regimen. You do not have to be an elite athlete to take advantage of his skills with any of your injuries. Plus, you do not want to be trying to stretch away your pain if it is pain referring from a diseased organ. So why wait? Click here to schedule with us.

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Once we determine the cause of your pelvic pain, we will treat you the same day if warranted, e-mail you a report of findings (ROF). This ROF will explain your condition, give you home advice on what to avoid, list your stretches and exercises prescribed during your visit, additional advice (i.e. to heat or ice), treatment modalities we will use, goals and plan of action to get you well in as few visits as possible. 


Have you already tried chiropractic for pelvic, buttock or sacroiliac pain, only to have temporary relief, or worsened by the treatment? If so, talk to your chiropractor about the possibility of your pain coming from an sacroiliac joint sprain. Each chiropractor here at Drummond Chiropractic has a simple exam that will immediately tell you if you do have a sprained sacroiliac joint. If you do, wearing an SI belt will be a game changer!


The sacroiliac joint is the joints on either side of the tail bone. The are technically "immovable joints" because no muscle is designed to move them. However, they do "wiggle". Ligaments prevent them from wiggling too much. Injury (falling on your buttock, car crash, etc), delivery of a baby, prolonged sitting can cause these ligaments to elongate, allowing the sacroiliac joint to wiggle too much. This causes it to inflame, which can radiate pain out to the buttocks, up the back and down to the hips. Muscles surrounding the sacroiliac joint spasm, attempting to stabilize the sacroiliac joint, but this can also cause pain, or worse, irritate the nerves that supply the leg and cause sciatica. 

Normally a chiropractor does not prescribe bracing for back pain because bracing can result in weakening the muscles you need to strengthen. But sacroiliac sprains need bracing because there are no muscles designed to hold the pelvic together, so there is no risk of muscles weakening. In fact, stabilizing the pelvis with an sacroiliac belt allows the spastic muscles to relax and the muscles that anchor to the pelvic work properly.

To learn more, watch our videos on SI Sprains and how to use an SI belt:

Again, our chiropractors take the time to get to the root cause of your pain.  If it is an sacroiliac sprain, our treatment will not provide instantaneous relief, but will provide instantaneous healing which will lead to pain relief within a month or two. Why wait? Start today.

What about SCIATICA?


The nerve that transmits signals to and from the thigh, lower leg and foot is the sciatic nerve (Figure to the left). If the sciatic nerve is pinched at the region of the buttock, it causes the sensation of leg pain, and the more pinched the sciatic nerve is, the further down the leg the pain is felt. That is why we say that if the pain is retreating from the foot, and centralizing into the buttock, even if the pain is more intense, it is a sign of improvement. If the pain is going further down the leg, even if it is lessening, this is a bad sign. 

The reason why the pain may worsen during the healing process, is because pressure is being taken off the nerve, so it is functioning better. This means it can better transmit information to the brain, which may mean more pain but in a more localized region.

If you want to learn more about pinched nerves CLICK HERE, or loose sacroiliac joints, check out our Facebook Live Video:

Why your treatments may not be helping your low back pain

I have also seen cases of low back and sacroiliac conditions express as foot pain without the leg pain. This is why is is important to get a proper diagnosis of the root cause of your pain. You do not want to try fixing your foot pain by working on your foot if the root cause of your foot pain is a tight buttock muscle.

You also do not want to be diligently working out a tight buttock muscle if your muscle is tight from a sprained sacroiliac joint, or a referred pain from a tight muscle deep in your low back, or from compensating for a short leg or collapsed arch where ever step you take undoes the self massaging and stretches you did.


Collapsed Arches And Orthotics

 If one foot collapsing more than the other when you walk, this would be equivalent to walking on tilted ground all the time. The foot that collapses more will cause the pelvis to tilt just like a short leg would. Can you see how this can lead to pelvic pain?

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If one foot is more collapsed than the other, the knees, hips, and low back will be imbalanced, causing pain in one if not all regions (Figure above).

Have your health practitioner look at your feet if you have pelvic pain. If the foundation you stand on is off, how can you expect your pelvic or SI joints to be well?

I have had patients who were seeing chiropractors on a regular basis because their treatments were not lasting. Some had to see a chiropractor more than once a week!

Once I examined them, I discovered their feet had collapsed. After I fit them with orthotics, their treatments started lasting!



to schedule a FREE FOOT SCAN with us here at Drummond Chiropractic.

Again, the solution for collapsed arches is orthotics (a supportive device you wear in your shoes to provide additional support for your feet; Figure below).

orthoticIf your treatments are not providing lasting relief for your pelvic pain, it may be because the foundation on which you stand is off! You may need orthotics to keep your body in alignment, to take the stress off of your back! Something worth examining. 

Even if your buttocks are not currently hurting, orthotics decrease the amount of stress on hips that lead to early wear and tear. Wearing orthotics before you hurt may prevent hip and low back surgery in the future. Bonus! 

If you would like to learn more about orthotics, check out my book Combat Foot Pain, or CLICK HERE to be directed to our webpage on orthotics..

Home Remedies for Sacroiliac, buttock, pelvic pain

Again, before trying any home remedies from any website, check with your healthcare provider to make sure it is appropriate for your specific condition.


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CLICK HERE to learn how to use a TENS unit to 

relieve your pain


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IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING BUTTOCK PAIN and are looking for an alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers, temperature therapy may be an option. Heat therapy and ice therapy are useful, and sometimes can be used interchangeably.  

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Stretching and strengthening the Low Back, buttocks and hips to help with pelvic pain:

Click the box below for demonstrations of hip stretching to improve range of motion, and exercises to strengthen the hip to make it less vulnerable to re-injury.

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After your first visit with us, you will receive an email with your personalized home stretches and exercise regimen in a Report of Findings. To see an example of one, check out this video:

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All of our chiropractors specialize in low back, buttock and hip pain.
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