Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), also called chronic non-bacterial prostatitis*, is the most common type of prostatitis affecting men who should learn to recognise CPPS symptoms and signs so they can seek treatment.
*Prostatitis refers to health conditions relating to the prostate, this is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system and is responsible for secreting a fluid that contributes to semen, as well as helping to squeeze semen out during the ejaculation process.
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Symptoms
The three main symptoms of CPPS are:
- Urinary tract problems
- Sexual problems
With pain or discomfort being the dominant symptom and is most commonly experienced in the perineum (the area between the anus and the base of the penis) as well as in the pelvis, testicles, anus, rectum, and groin.Pain or discomfort can also be experienced when urinating or ejaculating. Other symptoms include urinary urgency or incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
Shockwave Therapy for Prostatitis – Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Recent research has found that shockwave therapy causes a significant decrease in symptoms compared to a simulated procedure in a control group. It found that extracorporeal shockwave therapy causes a significant decrease in symptoms compared to a simulated procedure. You can read the full findings here.
Shockwave for Prostatitis – pelvic pain syndrome is a sophisticated medical treatment that uses special focussed shockwaves to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, therefore facilitating better blood flow to the area being treated. A hand-held device is placed on the area and a series of low-level shock waves are administered. These are delivered as impulses and are not painful. Treatment takes about 30 minutes, after which, the patient will be able to carry on life as normal. Treatments are carried out either by a practising doctor or medically trained shockwave specialist.
Shockwave treatment causes no side-effects, is non-invasive and requires just short visits to our clinic for the time period specified by the specialist. For patients who have suffered from Prostatitis for some time improvements are often noticeable within two weeks after the therapy has started.