Coconut Oil For Pelvic Nerve Pain

By Sirah Dubois

Potential Topical Anti-Inflammatory

Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and works well on all skin types. The fats in the oil rarely lead to irritation or allergic reaction. Although not supported by any scientific research, massaging coconut oil into the muscles nearest to where your pelvic nerve pain is felt might provide some relief. If your pelvic nerve pain is vaginal, coconut oil can safely be used in a douche, and its antibacterial and antifungal properties are helpful for combating infections that can trigger nerve pain. Furthermore, it can be used as a carrier oil for herbal remedies commonly used to reduce sciatic nerve pain, which is the largest nerve that runs through the pelvis. Wintergreen, peppermint, cayenne pepper, mustard, garlic or turmeric can all be mixed with coconut oil and applied externally to pelvic muscles.



Coconut oil is safe to consume in moderate quantities and to apply to all areas of your pelvis. Whether it can reduce pelvic nerve pain depends on many factors, including the location of the nerve and the cause of the pain. For example, if your sciatic nerve is “pinched,” then manual therapy such as chiropractic or physiotherapy is likely to be much more effective than consuming or applying coconut oil. On the other hand, if your pain is caused by irritated surface nerves in your vagina, then applying coconut oil may provide immediate relief, especially if infection is the primary issue. Consult your doctor about the common causes of pelvic pain.