Did you recently give birth? Do you deal with Pelvic Pain? Your aching pelvis may be a sign of pelvic organ prolapse, which often occurs after childbirth, and should not be ignored. If you recently gave birth, it is important that you seek an evaluation from a NUCCA specialist. Not getting an evaluation may lead to further complications.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic Organ prolapse occurs when a pelvic organ, such as the bladder, drops to a lower level because of the weakening or stretching of the muscles in your lower belly. When these organs drop to lower levels, they push the wall of the vagina and cause pelvic pain. The shift of organs in your body can lead to an imbalance in your body. This can lead to the back muscles contracting and further complications, including the need for surgery.
If you think you suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or if you suffer from any kind of pelvic pain, it is important that you make an appointment with an Upper Cervical Specialist. Though, until your appointment, and even throughout your treatment, you can do exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles.

Pelvic Muscles Strengthening Exercises

While in a sitting or lying position, try to contract the muscles you would use to stop urinating (Be careful not to tighten your stomach or buttock muscles). You should feel your Pelvic muscles squeeze your Urethra and anus.
Once you’ve found the right muscles and have contracted them properly, contract those muscles for three seconds and then relax for three seconds. Do this three at least three times a day, contracting and relaxing those muscles 10 to 15 times

The displacement of your pelvic organs due to the weakening of your pelvic muscles can lead to further complications as your pelvis shifts. It is important that you see an Upper Cervical Specialist, so they can correct this displacement before it leads to more back pain or the need for back surgery.

Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems.