Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) in men is a frustrating and difficult condition to treat.
Currently, there is a lack of guidelines for the management of CPPS.
Symptoms include Pain in the lower back and genital area (perineum), urinary frequency and urgency (often at night), erectile dysfunction, burning or painful urination and ejaculation, and reduced quality of life (QoL) which may be even greater than the pelvic pain itself .
CPPS is often diagnosed as non-bacterial prostatitis, a condition for which there is no known infection present.
While almost 50% of men will experience some form of chronic pelvic pain over the course of their lives, the prevalence of chronic prostatitis / CPPS in the population ranges from 8% to 10% .
The vast majority of studies show that Focused Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is both a safe and effective treatment for CPPS.
Please see the following links to learn more:
Study 1 – “Our findings confirmed the effectiveness and safety of ESWT in resistant cases of CPPS in the short term.”
Study 2 – “Our studies confirmed ESWT therapy as a safe and effective therapy in CPPS in short-term follow-up…”
Study 3 – “….reveal perineal ESWT as a therapy option for CPPS with statistically significant effects…”
Study 4 – “ESWT is an effective and safe short and long-term treatment modality for patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome.”
Note that the studies with the most promising results are using FOCUSED Shockwave Therapy, and specifically the Storz SD1 Duolith device (used here at Ottawa’s FocusWave Clinic) which is approved for treating CPPS by the National Regulator.
At FocusWave Clinic we offer flexible treatment courses to improve, and possibly reverse, your Chronic Pelvic Pain.