Pelvic pain is a generalized term to describe discomfort and pain in the pelvis, vaginal/rectal area, lower abdominal region, and can certainly include the buttocks and tailbone. Oftentimes, the origin of the pain is difficult to diagnose with traditional diagnostic methods. MRIs, ultrasounds, and other various types of diagnostic testing may not show the exact cause of the pain. Typically, the origin of this pain will encompass musculoskeletal dysfunctions that produce a cascade of compensatory changes which then can produce the pain. Therefore, the reason for your pain is often not just an obvious, single issue that shows up on a test. On the other hand, you may know specifically the origin of your pain but traditional options such as surgery and medication may not have alleviated your pain. Once again, this is not unusual because your body has made numerous accommodations and compensations to the pain and now the mechanics of how your body should work is altered and thus adding to the problem. Many factors can cause pelvic pain and most often it is a combination of causes that produce your pain.