Gynecology and women: Pelvic pain
Chronic pelvic pain occurs primarily in women who still experience pelvic pain after pregnancy and childbirth or after a trauma caused in connection with, for example, a fall or car accident. Pelvic pain can also be due to genetic causes. If the pelvic pain is more on-off and they are more local, they can arise from muscle tension in the buttock region and pressure on the nerve called piriformis syndrome, sometimes pain can radiate down to the legs from the back due to pinching of the nerve between the vertebrae called sciatica syndrome. It is important to have a thorough examination to see if the pain comes locally from the pelvis or if it is due to a back problem, as this has a great influence on the treatment.