Motor vehicle accident or any other accident is very traumatic and painful event. It is even more traumatizing when pain remains after healing ends. Some patients may develop persistent pelvic pain after a traumatic event even if there was no direct trauma to the pelvis. Patients who develop pain after accident often develop spasm of the pelvic floor muscles. Without direct trauma this spasm develops when patients are bracing for impact. Pelvic floor muscle spasm may be appreciated on the pelvic exam by a provider knowledgeable in this condition. Alternatively, patients with pelvic pain after accident may also suffer from compression or injury of one of the pelvic nerves. If pain is located in the vulva, vagina, penis, scrotum, perineum or rectum it may be caused by injury to the pudendal nerve. If that pain is in the lower abdominal or groin it may be caused by injury to ilioinguinal or genitofemoral nerve.
If you or someone you know experience pelvic pain after traumatic accident, please contact our office at 480-599-9682 or email [email protected] for more information on available treatments.