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Chronic prostatitis, also known as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS), is characterized by chronic pelvic pain and voiding symptoms in the absence of a clear bacterial infection. It is a common condition affecting 2-6% of men.
Often patients are seen by their urologist, where they will perform lab work and be treated for infection, but despite the treatment provided, the patient continues to have pelvic pain and bladder symptoms.
There are a number of causes of chronic prostatitis (CPPS), including nerve irritation, chemical irritation, stress, and often a weak or spastic pelvic floor. Certain activities can also cause or exacerbate CPPS, including prolonged sitting or biking.
Common symptoms of chronic prostatitis (CPPS) include:
Treatment at PRM is usually a multi-modal approach and individualized to each patient’s clinical picture.
Treatment can include: