Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) or persistent pelvic pain is a condition where recurrent pain is experienced in the pelvic region, pelvic floor, pelvic organs or abdomen. Pain with bladder or bowel emptying, sexual pain, bladder urgency and urinary incontinence are also other symptoms that can accompany this condition. Common conditions that fall under this diagnosis, but are not limited to, include endometriosis, bladder pain syndrome, pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia/vestibulodynia and anal pain syndrome.
We acknowledge that CPP can be a debilitating condition that can impact a person’s social life and psychological and emotional well-being. It affects an estimated 26% of the world’s female population and is often overlapped with nonpelvic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia and migraines.
Management of chronic pelvic pain can be complex and multifactorial in nature. Our physiotherapists at Sydney Women’s Physiotherapy have years of experience managing patients with chronic and complex pelvic pain concerns. We have strong links with chronic pelvic pain specialists in Sydney