Editorial

Editorial Dedicated to Professor Heinrich Martius, pioneer in the ligamentous origin of chronic pelvic pain in the female
A. Y. Weintraub, P.P. Petros
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Perspective - Chronic Pelvic Pain needs an integral approach
B. Messelink
Chronic Pelvic Pain is a rather young area of interest in the world of pain. It is an area that is also changing quite rapidly. Pain in the pelvic area is primarily pain and needs to be addressed as pain
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Severe chronic pelvic pain in women may be caused by ligamentous laxity in the posterior fornix of the vagina
P. P. Petros
Historically, laxity in the ligamentous supports of the uterus has been described as a cause of pelvic pain. However, opinions have varied, ranging from strongly delivered negation to qualified acceptance
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Is chronic pelvic pain in the female surgically curable by uterosacral/cardinal ligament repair?
T. Sekiguchi, H. Inoue, B. Liedl, M. Haverfield, P. Richardson, A. Yassouridis, L. Pinango, F. Wagenlehner, D. Gold
The International Continence Society defines Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) as: "Genitourinary pain syndromes are all chronic in their nature. Pain is a major complaint but concomitant complaints are of lower urinary tract, bowel, sexual or gynecological
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Review

Pelvic floor exercises according to the integral theory - strengthening the 3 directional muscle forces improves chronic pelvic pain, bladder & bowel dysfunctions
P. M. Skilling
Current pelvic floor rehabilitation (PFR) methods in the female address mainly stress incontinence. Though it is implicit that pelvic floor rehabilitation exercises cure stress incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles
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Surgical cure of chronic pelvic pain, associated bladder & bowel symptoms by posterior sling in 198 patients validates the pescatori iceberg principle of pelvic symptom co-occurrence
K. Goeschen, D. M. Gold
The association of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) with other urogenital disorders is well known and has been especially noted by Expert committees from the International Continence Society (ICS) and the European Urology Association
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The bornstein test a local anaesthetic technique for testing uterosacral nerve plexus origins of chronic pelvic pain
D. Zarfati, P. P. Petros
In 2004, 3 patients aged 45, 45 and 47 years of age presented with localized provoked vulvodynia (LPV, Vestibulitis, Vestibulodynia, confirmed by Q-tip testing), chronic pelvic pain and other 'posterior fornix syndrome symptoms
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Micronized palmitoylethanolamide reduces bladder chronic pelvic pain due to different etiologies and improves bladder functions
M. Sommariva, C. Schievano, O. Saleh
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) involves up to 38% of all women ages from 15 and 73 years. In United Kingdom and United States up to 24% of all women of reproductive age are affected by CPP
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