Chronic Pelvic Pain Management: An Anesthesiologist's Approach

From: Helen Dynda (
Thu Jan 27 18:29:58 2000

This is a newsletter from the International Pelvic Pain Society website. In addition to information about pain, there is information about medications. I encourage you to read this article!

" Pain is a complex, unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, which many patients suffer in the course of their lives. Fortunately, most of these instances re-solve spontaneously and are due to acute problems. However, particularly with musculoskeletal pain, the potential for a long-term problem is present; appropriate pain management can be essential in helping the patient return to full functioning. In addition to the nociceptive stimulus, cultural influences, the patient's own expectation, emotional factors such as fear and anxiety, loss of control, depression, primary / secondary and tertiary gain, and predisposing psychological factors - all can influence the amount of pain the patient reports."

[Helpful Hint: When I printed-out this article, I printed-out pages 6-10; because I did not want to copy all of the information on this webpage.]

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