Chronic non-malignant pain perceived in the pelvic region commonly presents as a diagnostic challenge and is often difficult to manage. Treatment options are delayed as well as limited. The prevalence in the United States and the United Kingdom has been estimated to range from 14. 7 % to 24% respectively (1, 2). Common chronic pelvic pain syndromes include interstitial cystitis, chronic prostatitis, coccygodynia, vulvodynia, chronic proctalgia, and pudendal neuralgia. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 2017 Nov 06 [Epub ahead of print]
Thomas Simopoulos, Jason Yong, Jatinder S Gill
Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston 330 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA, 02215., Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA.