Abdominal Pain Complaints
Complaints about abdominal pain are common. Both women and men can have daily abdominal pain. This can be in the lower abdomen, upper abdomen or in the flanks. If no organic cause can be found, this complaint is often associated with an increased tension in the abdomen musculature, with or without trigger points in these muscles. Trigger points are obstacles that are present in the muscles.
Tailbone pain (coccygodynia)
Often the coccyx stands askew with respect to the sacrum. This can cause many symptoms including coccygodynia, back pain, pelvic pain including saddle-soreness and problems urinating, defecating and intercourse. Usually the coccygodynia occurs after a fall or childbirth. The pain often occurs years later. But it also happens that there is coccygodynia without a history of fall.
By means of a mild non invasive technique (see NIMOC) the tailbone can again be replaced in the right position.
Pain that is created after surgery in the abdomen
After an operation in the abdomen, pelvic area, there is almost always pain afterwards. This usually disappears but not always. Possibly it becomes a vicious cycle and there is increased tension in the muscles. By learning to relax the muscles and a good belly breathing, a reduction in pain is almost always realized. Also by endometriosis this could reduce the pain. The venous pumping in the abdomen can not be optimal so that the pain symptoms maintain. Through vein pumping exercise can improve.
Pain in the pelvic floor and pain around the genitals or anus cramp
The pain around the anus or pelvic floor often has to do with increased pelvic floor tension. Partly due to relaxation of the body and local relaxation this complaint can usually be resolved well. Anus cramp is pain in the anus. This is extremely painfull and fainting during an attack is not uncommon. This happens mostly in the night. Our teaching also helps relaxing the pelvic pain and thereby reducing the complaint.
Pain in the scrotum or in the penis
Often this pain results from an elevated pelvic floor tension and is projected into the scrotum or the (top of the) penis. Just as in the little finger, for example, pain occurs after the abutment of the elbow (“funny bone”). Again it is necessary to learn to relax the pelvic floor muscles, maybe or combined with relaxation of the abdomen musculature.
Pelvic pain often occurs during pregnancy or after childbirth. Usually pelvic pain is experienced in the sacroiliac joints, the pubic arch, and often there is also pain in the groin and buttocks. 80% of all women do have pain during the pregnancy in the pelvic area. This is normal and almost always disappears after birth. If the symptoms are bothersome and occur daily, it is advisable to make an appointment. Especially if the symptoms are 6 weeks after childbirth still present, it is good to make and appointment.
Pelvic pain also sometimes happen by a wrong move. Then there is a distortion is the pelvis joint present creating the symtoms. Often this passes by. If the symptoms continue for a longer period or get worse, it’s good to make an appointment. The first priority during the treatment is to eliminate the distortion. Furthermore, it is necessary to see if there are multiple joints involved, especially when the complaints existed for a longer period already. Then the burden is slowly increased in targeted exercise training. The same is the case after an accident. It is very important to burden your pelvis in a dosed manner. This needs to be done precisely.
In case of saddle-soreness there often is an abnormal position of the coccyx which increases the tension of the pelvic floor muscles. This can be treated. For advice: it is very important to sit on your saddle in a relaxed way.