Facts About Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
Symptoms of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
NOTE: Most men diagnosed with prostatitis (CPPS) have a number of these symptoms:
- Urinary frequency (need to urinate often, usually more than once every two hours)
- Urinary urgency (hard to hold urination once urge occurs)
- Sitting triggers or exacerbates discomfort/pain/symptoms
- Pain or discomfort during or after ejaculation
- Discomfort/aching/pain in the rectum (feels like a “golf ball” in the rectum)
- Discomfort/pain in the penis (commonly at the tip or shaft)
- Ache/pain/sensitivity of testicles
- Suprapubic pain (pain above the pubic bone)
- Perineal pain (pain between the scrotum and anus)
- Coccygeal pain (pain in and around the tailbone)
- Low back pain (on one side or both)
- Groin pain (on one side or both)
- Dysuria (pain or burning during urination)
- Nocturia (frequent urination at night)
- Reduced urinary stream
- Hesitancy before or during urination
- Reduced libido (reduced interest in sex)
- Anxiety about having sex
- Pain after intercourse
- Discomfort or relief after a bowel movement
- Anxiety and catastrophic thinking
- Social withdrawal and difficulty in intimate relations
- Impairment of self-esteem
The source of a large proportion of male pelvic pain is a ‘charley horse’ up inside the pelvis.
In recent years, a multitude of research is clear that approximately that 90%-95% of men typically complaining of the symptoms below have no prostate pathology and no infection demonstrated by culture. Even the evidence of inflammation (white cells found in the prostatic fluid) do not account for the following symptoms because typically when inflammation is removed, symptoms remain. This is the reason why antibiotics and anti-inflammatories fail to resolve these symptoms.
The Wise-Anderson Protocol trains men to release their own internal trigger points.
Many medical professionals have little interest in the fact that most men with the symptoms below suffer from chronically tightened muscles inside the pelvic floor. When areas of this chronic tension (trigger points) are pressed on, in our 2009 study, published in the Journal of Urology, many symptoms below are re-created. When pelvic floor trigger points are resolved, the pelvic floor muscles are relaxed and the anxiety related to them calms down, the following symptoms tend to significantly reduce or disappear. Teaching our patients to release pelvic floor trigger points and the nervous system arousal related to them is the aim of our 6-day clinics with the hope that no medical intervention is necessary.