CPPS, or chronic pelvic pain syndrome occurs in 4 to 14% of women. The syndrome has also been described in men. CPPS is diagnosed when the symptoms and signs are present for more than 6 months.
The pain mechanism (etiology) is complex. It is called a syndrome because it is a collection of different symptoms.
Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by numerous things. It is frequently a combination of several factors. Organ pain can be felt in skin areas (referred pain) and can also irritate the unconscious (vegetative) nervous system.
Osteopathic treatment can treat the joints, muscles, ligaments, and blockages to reduce the symptoms of chronic pelvic pain syndrome.