Background: This study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment of women with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) using a combination of external ultrasound-guided trigger point injections to the pelvic floor musculature with peripheral nerve hydrodissection.
Methods: A retrospective study of 73 women with CPPS who were treated with external ultrasound-guided trigger point injections to the pelvic floor musculature with pelvic peripheral nerve hydrodissection once a week for six weeks in an outpatient setting. Pelvic pain intensity as measured pretreatment and post treatment using the Visual Analogue Scale and Functional Pelvic Pain Scale. Categories of function evaluated were bladder, bowel, intercourse, walking, sleeping, working, running, and lifting.
Conclusion: Analysis suggests that the treatment was effective at ameliorating pain in women with CPPS. It showed promise in improving overall pelvic function in women with CPPS, specifically in the categories of intercourse and working.
Research done by: Dr. Allyson Shrikhande
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