Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Many men struggle with chronic prostatitis (CP) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). CP/CPPS is defined as long standing symptoms of pelvic pain or discomfort not attributed to an infection, cancer, neurologic disorders or anatomic abnormalities. In addition to these symptoms of pain, patients can experience urinary and sexual dysfunction, causing a severe impact on their life. CP/CPPS necessitates a complex analysis and treatment plan to alleviate symptoms as studies have not supported the use of a single therapy. The comprehensive approach includes appropriate urologic consultation and discussion of the options outlined below.
- Hormonal agents
- Neuromodulatory therapy
- Modulation of bladder physiology
- Physical therapy