Currently, an increasing number of men who report significant relief of symptoms and improvements that directly expresses the chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPP). The treatment approach is directly focused on the pain caused by muscle spasms in the pelvic floor. A holistic treatment program includes relaxation techniques, exercise, release the trigger point and focused advice.
Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, non-bacterial types of chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPP), which affects 5% of men and 16%. This type of chronic pelvic pain syndrome caused serious challenge for practicing physicians for almost a century.
The major part of the challenge, the failure to effectively deal with the problem of conventional treatment includes anti-bacterial drugs, surgery, anti-inflammatory drugs, or even prostate massage. Doctors agree that there should be a holistic approach to the management of CPP. Emerging modalities that focus on physical therapy, psycho-social support and treatment of urological approach is more appropriate for most patients suffering from chronic non-bacterial prostatitis.
At present, many studies which indicate that the clinical symptoms of pelvic pain syndrome nonbacterial prostatitis involving no direct relation to any disease. In fact, not shown, connected to a clinical trial that was carried out, 95% of all cases examined a difference in the inflammation of the prostate tissue. At present concrete evidence to show that the pelvic pain is attributed to the formation of trigger points and chronic spasm of the muscles of the pelvic floor.
A recent scientific publications, a new treatment approach for chronic pelvic pain syndrome called "Stanford Protocol" has been introduced. The protocol is primarily a combination of medication, physical and psychological therapy.
The pharmaceutical component of the protocol requires benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants. The psychological component of the protocol includes a new type of relaxation technique called paradoxical relaxation is created by Edmund Jacobson. Finally, patients are made subject to special physical therapy known trigger point release therapy which addresses expressed by muscle pain in the abdominal region, and the pelvic floor. The yoga exercises are also used for some patients to release the tension in the muscles.
The paradoxical relaxation technique is adopted serial-type deep relaxation techniques. This includes the coordination and monitoring of the patient's breathing to achieve harmony in a heartbeat. This will result in a positive state of calm to the person suffering from discomfort, a direct result of muscle spasms in these regions. Once an individual has reached the desired level of relaxation of the body, they start to focus on the source of pain.
central to Trigger point release therapy, myofascial techniques and neuromuscular therapy. This technique initially requires the identification of the source of pain in the muscle areas. These trigger points do not appear random, as seen mostly at the end of the junction of the vagina or the muscles. These trigger points cause the injury of a muscle or group of muscles in addition to other damage to the area where the localized pain is felt.
The results of a recent study conducted at the Stanford Medical School, according to demonstrate efficacy of the protocol in the treatment of disorders and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The protocol is proven to reduce or eliminate the pain caused by muscle spasms particularly effective in the abdomen and pelvis. The same study also indicated that 70% and 80% of patients taking part in a scientific experiment exhibited a significant improvement in sexual function prompted the adoption of a point release and paradoxical relaxation techniques.
The trigger point release techniques can be performed physiotherapist or massage therapist. On the other hand, the paradoxical relaxation techniques can be adopted by a psychiatrist or psychologist as part of treatment regimens for patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain syndrome.