What is chronic pelvic pain?

  • Chronic pelvic pain is a condition of pain perceived in the pelvis of either men or women that has been continuous for at least six (6) months.
  • It is often associated with negative cognitive, behavioral, sexual and emotional consequences as well as with symptoms suggestive of lower urinary tract, sexual, bowel, pelvic floor or gynecological function.

What conditions cause pelvic pain?

  • Pelvic pain can be caused by many different medical conditions including those affecting the urological, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculoskeletal, lymphatic, and gynecological systems to name a few.
  • Common conditions include:
    • Pudendal neuralgia
    • Pelvic floor dysfunction and muscle spasm
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Chronic prostatitis
    • Vulvodynia and vestibulodynia
    • Endometriosis
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Adhesions/scar tissue
    • Coccydynia

What services does the pain clinic offer?

  • Help with the diagnosis of pelvic pain
  • Medication management
  • Nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Where can I find more resources?

Online resources

Pelvic floor physical therapy

Helpful handouts

Last updated 9/22/23