DMR therapy® (Deep Myofascial Release) can resolve pelvic pain, avoiding the need for complicated and ineffective treatments on problems that often are very simply resolved.
The pelvis has significant structural, functional and emotional significance. It establishes the balance between the torso and legs. It contains, supports and protects the pelvic and abdominal organs, especially those of elimination and reproduction. Correct positioning and freedom of movement are important in postural alignment. The leg and abdominal muscles, the psoas and gluteal muscles can affect the nearby organs or cause an imbalance of the pelvis affecting the normal curvature of the spine and upper body, especially the back and neck. A side tilt results in uneven weight distribution of the body requiring a compensatory displacement of the rib cage and the structures involved and possibly causing harm to muscles and organs. In addition to structural problems, trigger points in the pelvic muscles produce pain directly in the abdominal and genital organs and interfere with the functions of reproduction and elimination.
The existence of the trigger points in the pelvic floor muscles, sometimes caused by childbirth, a fall on the coccyx or tailbone or even emotional trauma are often the cause of many dysfunctions. The urethra, for example, needs to relax to empty the bladder completely. Trigger points stress nearby muscles causing pain, urinary urgency and frequency and can cause pain or dysfunction in the genitals or organs such as the bladder or uterus. In the anal sphincter, evacuation becomes difficult and painful and may contribute to constipation. The trigger points around the vagina cause many types of pain, atrophy and decreased lubrication. The abdominal muscles are often overlooked, but according to Travell and Simons*, trigger points in these muscles along with the inner thigh muscles and buttocks can cause nausea, intestinal colic, diarrhea, projectile vomiting, anorexia and, painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea) and urinary bladder or sphincter spasm.
Additional diagnoses for idiopathic pain (of unknown cause) in this area are, are Interstitial Cystitis, Painful Bladder Syndrome, Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Pelvic Floor Syndrome, Pudendal Neuralgia, Vulvodynia, intestinal colic and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Myofascial trigger points are highly irritable nodules and produce extreme pain in a taut, palpable band of muscle. They are very sensitive to pressure and evoke a characteristic referred pain causing problems in many parts of the body. Fortunately, they can be easily deactivated with DMR Therapy® resulting in profound relief of pain and dysfunction. Unfortunately they are not very well recognized as the source of pain and few therapists are trained in the correct techniques to remove them.
Additionally, the fascia that surrounds and envelopes the muscles and all the organs can become unhealthy causing it to tighten, strangle and restrict normal functioning of the organs. Adhesions in the fascia caused by surgery or inflammation can inhibit normal functioning of organs and cause intense pain.
Much of pelvic pain is poorly understood or considered idiopathic, meaning that the cause is unknown. In many of these cases, the patient is given pain relievers or muscle relaxants, neither of which eliminates the problem. DMR Therapy®, with its alternative perspective, focuses on the true causes of much of this pain which is often overlooked.
*Travell & Simons: Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction. The Trigger Point Manual