Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes Treatments

Symptoms vary, so treatment is tailored to you. Conservative treatment is typically pursued first, with more intensive measures offered if needed for symptom relief.

Treatment for interstitial cystitis may include:

  • Medications (oral or medications inserted directly into the bladder)
  • Dietary changes
  • Bladder hydrodistention (manually filling the bladder with water) with possible destruction of lesions
  • Neuromodulation (treatment applied directly to the nerves)
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Immunosuppressant medications
  • Trigger point injections and pudendal nerve blocks (injections of anesthetics or steroids)

Treatment options for prostatitis include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pain-reducing medications, such as anti-inflammatory agents
  • Neuromodulation (treatment applied directly to the nerves)
  • Smooth muscle relaxants, such as alpha blockers
  • Physiotherapy and pelvic floor muscle relaxation