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I was just wondering if pelvic floor dysfunction could be brought on by scoliosis...I have mild scoliosis, lower back. It's not bad enough to have to wear a brace, but one of my ribs does visibly stick out more than the other and my "six-pack" is slightly disaligned. I got these symptoms of IC after straining a lil too hard while using bathroom, same as last time. Was wondering could this be it? Ive never had any problems before what so ever and no pain now or before.
I also have scoliosis. My physical therapist told me that scoliosis can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction/PFD. She said that the curvature of scoliosis can contribute to pulling and tension of the muscles and facia (which covers the muscles) in the pelvic area. Muscles and facia are being pulled differently on each side due to the curvature of the back. She said that it may not be the cause of PFD per se, but can contribute to it.
I did notice that you said you strain when using the bathroom. Constipation can flare IC symptoms. So, perhaps for you it isn't the scoliosis but possibly constipation or IBS.
I have found that many drs. do not know how scolisis can interact with other problems and are quick to dismiss it. However, to me it makes sense that a back issue could contribute to other problems.
01-18-2006, 05:28 AM
I too have scoliosis, a mild form, and my physical therapist Marylin Freedman, suggested the same thing, that it can contribut to pulling and tension of the muscles. I've been seeing a chiropractor for nearly 10 years, but they don't concern themselves as much with the attendant muscular issues, at least in my experience. .
01-18-2006, 06:48 AM
I to have Scoliosis. It was discovered when I was 16. Although every year in school when they checked they would send me to the docs. It was pretty bad, but because I had finished growing there was not much they can do. Mine is "S" shape. Worse at the bottom and not so much at the top. One hip sticks out further than the other. And I do also have Pelvic Problems to
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