Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (Prostatitis)

If you have Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (Prostatitis) you might find that its impacts on your quality of life, pain is usually persistent and can vary in severity from day to day. It may stop you from leading a full and active life.

Focused Shockwave Therapy is a safe and clinically proven treatment for the most common type of CPPS. The treatment is drug-free, non-invasive, and has a high rate of success in treating symptoms.

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What is Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (Prostatitis)?

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is the most common form of prostatitis. In CPPS, there are no bacteria in the urine, this condition is also sometimes called chronic (long-lasting) prostatitis. The condition causes constant and persistent pain in the area around the prostate gland. Non-bacterial CPPS is diagnosed when a man has symptoms for at least 3 months.

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Around 6% of men will experience chronic non-bacterial prostatitis

What are the symptoms of non-bacterial Prostatitis/CPPS?

  • Pain in the lower back and pelvis
  • Pain above the pubic bone
  • Pain between the genitals and anus
  • Pain with bowel movement
  • Sexual dysfunction

Although the condition refers to the prostate, doctors are unsure if the prostate is the cause of the pain. The exact causes of this condition are unknown, but it is not caused by a bacterial infection.

It is thought that in some men there may be inflammation in the area without a specific cause, in others, the pain may be coming from the muscle or nerves in the area. CPPS is usually felt as a constant ache or pain around the penis, anus or lower back.

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Who suffers with Prostatitis / CPPS?

Chronic pelvic pain condition can affect men of any age, but is most common in older men who have an enlarged prostate.

What is the prostate?

The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that sits beneath the bladder and in front of the back passage. It wraps around the tube, called the urethra, which allows urine to flow out of the bladder and for semen to pass out through the penis. The prostate can only be checked from inside the anus.

What does the prostate do?

The prostate creates a clear fluid that mixes with sperm to form semen. The purpose of this fluid is to protect the sperm.

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What can you do at home to relieve CPPS?

  • Take warm baths
  • Ensure you exercise regularly
  • Avoid sitting for long periods of time
  • If you do have to sit for a long time try using a cushion or pillow
  • Avoid eating and drinking things that can irritate the bladder, like spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol

What medical treatments are available for CPPS?

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy for ED involves passing painless, short, intense focused waves into the affected tissues. These waves increase blood flow, stimulate repair and tissue regeneration. Shockwave Therapy puts the body’s cells into repair mode and restarts its own accelerated healing process.

Shockwave Therapy is a common and well researched treatment for CPPS. If you would like to find out more, you can read more information on our shockwave therapy page, or find a clinic near you to discuss with a shockwave expert whether you may be eligible for treatment.

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