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The pelvic floor is the pelvic diaphragm, which is the sphincter mechanism that controls the lower urinary tract, upper and lower vaginal supports and internal and external anal sphincters. The pelvic floor is made up of mostly muscles and ligaments. It holds everything in place.
The system of muscles and ligaments can be torn or can weaken through aging, menopause, connective tissue disorders, giving birth to several children, prior pelvic surgery and other degenrative neurologic conditions. When weakened or torn, organs can shift, bulge, push outward or push against each other.
Pelvic floor pain disorders include: