Chronic pelvic pain: is it time for an algorithmic approach?

  title={Chronic pelvic pain: is it time for an algorithmic approach?},
  author={Tracy P. Jackson and Marc A Huntoon},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  volume={12 2},
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a ubiquitous, yet poorly defined condition that is described in terms of the anatomic area from which the presumed pathophysiologic pain generator originates. However, the pelvis contains multiple organ systems with complex overlapping innervation and integrated function, so it is often difficult to identify a single contributor to the pathogenesis or maintenance of CPP. The search for a specific etiology leads the 15 million sufferers from CPP to seek evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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