Relating Chronic Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis to Signs of Sensitization and Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction.

@article{Aredo2017RelatingCP,
  title={Relating Chronic Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis to Signs of Sensitization and Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction.},
  author={Jacqueline V Aredo and Katrina J Heyrana and Barbara Illowsky Karp and Jay P. Shah and Pamela Stratton},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={88-97}
}
Chronic pelvic pain is a frustrating symptom for patients with endometriosis and is frequently refractory to hormonal and surgical management. While these therapies target ectopic endometrial lesions, they do not directly address pain due to central sensitization of the nervous system and myofascial dysfunction, which can continue to generate pain from myofascial trigger points even after traditional treatments are optimized. This article provides a background for understanding how… CONTINUE READING