September 18, 2017
My back pain just started a year after my third daughter was born. It began with a dull backache which slowly turned into a stabbing pain in my left hip. I am only in my thirties but I am struggling to carry out normal stay-at-home mom activities like cleaning and cooking.
I was a fitness-freak and used to exercise regularly. But, when the pain started, I backed off from all these. This has only worsened the problem. Now, I am experiencing numbness and constant pain in my legs. Finally, when the pain became unmanageable, I visited a doctor who confirmed that I had Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. The doctor said that it is common for women to have pelvic misalignment after pregnancy. He performed a nerve ablation, which gave me some relief, but the adjacent muscles are still contracted and sore.
One of my friends asked to visit a pelvic floor physiotherapist in Toronto. What conditions does pelvic floor physiotherapy treat? If I have my period, should I avoid it? Please give some genuine replies and suggestions. I am confused.
Hi Amber, I am sorry to hear about your pain issue. However it is not possible to give you any advice regarding this. You have seen a doctor, and I cannot second guess his diagnosis or recommend a treatment here in this forum.
I also could not tell you exactly which conditions a pelvic floor physiotherapist can treat. This is a question which is best directed to the physiotherapist. Your link points to a practice with a good team of capable practitioners and therapists. It sounds like a good idea to me to visit one of them and see if they can help you.