Relief for Chronic pelvic pain (CPP), Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and painful bladder symptoms can be achieved with several of the procedures used to treat pain on the neurologic and musculoskeletal system.
Like non-gastric abdominal and non-cardiac chest pain, chronic pelvic, bladder and interstitial cystitis pain can have neurologic and musculoskeletal factors that contribute to chronic pain. These factors are not always obvious and may be present in addition to other more traditional sources.
For example, a patient with frequent urinary tract, bladder or prostate infections would expect to have pain associated with the infection. They may not be aware however that low back pain, an injury in the pelvis, or pubic region, or even an old ankle fracture may cause the nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments that interact with those structures to increase chronic pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, and painful bladder symptoms.