Neuromodulation for Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Justina Tam
  • Charles Loeb
  • Daniel Grajower
  • Jason Kim
  • Steven Weissbart
Female Urology (L Cox, Section Editor)
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Abstract

Purpose of Review

Chronic pelvic pain is a heterogeneous condition that often requires multiple physician visits and various treatments prior to achieving an acceptable management strategy. Neuromodulation has been used to treat chronic pelvic pain that has failed other therapies.

Recent Findings

Numerous modalities of neuromodulation have been used to alleviate chronic pelvic pain with promising results.

Summary

Numerous modalities of neuromodulation have demonstrated efficacy in the management of pelvic pain. Further investigation is needed to elucidate the most effective treatment modality and to identify the patients who would benefit most from this therapy.

Keywords

Chronic pelvic pain Neuromodulation PTNS Sacral neuromodulation Pudendal nerve stimulation TENS 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Justina Tam, Charles Loeb, Daniel Grajower, Jason Kim, and Steven Weissbart each declare no potential conflicts of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justina Tam
    • 1
  • Charles Loeb
    • 1
  • Daniel Grajower
    • 1
  • Jason Kim
    • 1
  • Steven Weissbart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyStony Brook MedicineStony BrookUSA

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