Chronic Pelvic Pain is a sexual health condition that effects both men and women.
In this two part blog post, we will discuss causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain, and how Focused Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT – Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy) is being used to safely and effectively treat this condition.
Part 1 – WOMEN
Pelvic pain that lasts longer than 6 months and shows no improvement with treatment is considered Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP).
CPP is a costly, and often debilitating disorder that affects nearly 1 in 5 women1.
It is the reason of 10% outpatient gynaecological visits, 40% diagnostic laparoscopy and 10-15% hysterectomy in the United States2.
It’s an especially challenging problem because nearly 40% of all diagnosis are without etiology3.
While there are many causes of chronic pelvic pain, including musculoskeletal problems, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian remnants, fibroids, irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic congestion syndrome and psychological factors, the most commonly diagnosed condition in women with chronic pelvic pain is endometriosis (~70%)4. This is a condition in which tissue from the lining of your uterus grows abnormally in your abdomen, leading to painful cysts and fibrous bands of scar tissue.
Unfortunately, many women derive little to no relief from existing pain therapies for treating chronic pelvic pain.
Surgery is complicated and the risk of complication can be high.
Focused Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT) is a relatively new, painless, side-effect free treatment available for women dealing with CPP.
It is safe, effective and non-invasive.
While there are literally dozens of studies done on men showing excellent efficacy of treating CPP using Li-ESWT, there are a growing number of trials and studies showing positive effects for women, as well.
Focused Shockwave Technology does 3 major things with respect to CPP:
1) Attacks the pathophysiology of the condition, breaking up and reducing scar tissue from the abdomen, non-invasively.
2) Interrupts the nerve impulse flow by hyper-stimulating nociceptors.
3) Creates new blood vessels (neovascularization) through angiogenesis of the injured region.
FocusWave Clinic 5-Tx Course for Chronic Pelvic Pain in women consist of a Free initial consultation, 5 x 30 minute treatment sessions (once per week), an aftercare follow-up at 4 weeks and 12 weeks post final treatment.
The first 25 women to book their free consult are eligible for a 25% discount off the total cost of the 5-treatment course. You must already have a diagnosis from your physician and not have any contraindications.
FocusWave Clinic is the ONLY clinic in Ottawa with the National Regulator Approved device for treating CPP.
If you are suffering from chronic pelvic pain, and cannot find relief, please contact Ottawa’s FocusWave Clinic to book your free consultation.
Call us at 613-422-9283 or fill out the form on this page: https://focuswaveclinic.com/pelvic-pain
To your best health!