Current Urology Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 304–311

Pelvic Floor Therapies in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome


DOI: 10.1007/s11934-011-0197-x

Cite this article as:
Doggweiler, R. & Stewart, A.F. Curr Urol Rep (2011) 12: 304. doi:10.1007/s11934-011-0197-x


Chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a poorly understood clinical entity associated with urinary symptoms, pelvic floor dysfunction, and multisystem disorders. Treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction is difficult and often frustrating for the patient as well as for the involved physician. The purpose of this review is to update clinicians on the latest research for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in relation to chronic pelvic pain syndrome.


Chronic prostatitisCPChronic pelvic pain syndromeCPPSPelvic floorPelvic floor dysfunctionPelvic floor therapyPsychosocialMultisystem disorderUPOINTCopingCatastrophizingIrritable bowel syndromeIBSSacral nerve stimulationSacral neurostimulationSNSChronic pudendal nerve stimulationCPNSSham acupunctureElectroacupunctureExtracorporeal shock wave therapyESWTTranscranial direct current stimulationtDCS

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA