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Studies Show Efficacy of Multifaceted Approach to Chronic Pelvic Pain

Dr. Alan Sadah

A graduate of Finch University/The Chicago Medical School, Dr. Alan Sadah has been practicing medicine for more than three decades. Focusing primarily on urology, he practices at Metro Chicago Surgical Oncology, LLC. Throughout his career, Dr. Alan Sadah has maintained membership at such professional organizations as the American Urological Association (AUA).

Since 1902, the AUA has been supporting the urologic community through advocacy, education, and research. At the organization’s 113th Annual Scientific Meeting, several studies were presented that revealed a multifaceted approach to treating chronic pelvic pain and orchialgia, or chronic testicular pain, may result in less pain and better quality of life.
One of these studies looked at the effectiveness of trigger point dry needling in treating orchialgia. This study examined self-reported data from 2009 to 2016 and found that about 85 percent of patients who received dry needling treatment experienced relieved symptoms of orchialgia. Further, dry needling treatments lasted for about 4.6 days among patients who saw an improvement in their symptoms.
A second study examined the effectiveness of physical therapy for treating orchialgia. The patients in this study had unsuccessfully tried other orchialgia treatments, such as antibiotics and surgery, and completed a urological assessment before their physical therapy session. According to the results, pain and quality of life improved after patients underwent physical therapy following previous treatment regimens.

Finally, there was a study that looked at chronic pelvic pain syndrome treatment using tadalafil, a medication used in enlarged prostate and erectile dysfunction treatments. Low doses of this medication did significantly reduce pain and urinary issues in patients.

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