Pelvic Pain: An Overview.
Although the cause of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is multifactorial, a substantial number of cases have musculoskeletal and neuromuscular causes. Multiple stakeholders, including physicians with varying degrees of pain training ranging from primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, urologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, psychologists, physical therapists, and physiatrists, are involved in the care of these patients. Physiatrists play a pivotal role in the treatment of patients with CPP because their training focuses on improving quality of life through a holistic approach to patient management and on the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.
Published In/Presented At
Le, P. U., & Fitzgerald, C. M. (2017). Pelvic Pain: An Overview. Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America, 28(3), 449–454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2017.03.002
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine