Musculoskeletal etiologies of pelvic pain

Heidi Prather, Alejandra Camacho-Soto

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Several musculoskeletal diagnoses are frequently concomitant with pelvic floor pathology and pain. The definition of pelvic pain itself often depends on the medical specialist evaluating the patient. Because there is variability among disorders associated with pelvic pain, patients may seek treatment for extended periods as various treatment options are attempted. Further, health care providers should recognize that there may not be a single source of dysfunction. This article discusses the musculoskeletal disorders of the pelvic girdle (structures within the bony pelvis) and their association with lumbar spine and hip disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-442
Number of pages10
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2014


  • Lumbar spine
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Pelvic girdle
  • Pelvic pain


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