Current Urology Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 304–311 | Cite as

Pelvic Floor Therapies in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chronic prostatitis CP Chronic pelvic pain syndrome CPPS Pelvic floor Pelvic floor dysfunction Pelvic floor therapy Psychosocial Multisystem disorder UPOINT Coping Catastrophizing Irritable bowel syndrome IBS Sacral nerve stimulation Sacral neurostimulation SNS Chronic pudendal nerve stimulation CPNS Sham acupuncture Electroacupuncture Extracorporeal shock wave therapy ESWT Transcranial direct current stimulation tDCS 

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Disclosures

No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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