[Chronic pelvic pain syndrome : Treatment options using osteopathy]

Urologe A. 2017 Aug;56(8):1008-1016. doi: 10.1007/s00120-017-0388-2.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Urogenital problems are dramatically increasing; especially chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) poses a major challenge for physicians and therapists. Few forms of therapy have been able to promise relief because the cause of CPPS remains unclear. Functional complaints are increasingly discussed as triggers. Osteopathic treatment has been reported to help many patients in recent years. In this article, the approach and osteopathic point of view of functional complaints are presented. In addition, possible causes for the development of CPPS and important anatomical structures that are directly involved in it are explained. Further interdisciplinary research of functional relationships would be desirable in the future.

Keywords: Infection; Muscle tension; Neurologic-systemic; Organ specific; Psychosocial; Urogenital.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Female Urogenital Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Female Urogenital Diseases / etiology
  • Female Urogenital Diseases / therapy*
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Male Urogenital Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Male Urogenital Diseases / etiology
  • Male Urogenital Diseases / therapy*
  • Manipulation, Osteopathic*
  • Pelvic Pain / etiology*
  • Pelvic Pain / therapy*
  • Prescriptions
  • Prostatitis / etiology
  • Prostatitis / therapy
  • Quality of Life
  • Syndrome
  • Treatment Outcome