Title

Myofascial trigger points of the pelvic floor: associations with urological pain syndromes and treatment strategies including injection therapy

Publication Date

2013

Journal Title

Curr Urol Rep

Abstract

Myofascial trigger points (MTrP), or muscle "contraction knots," of the pelvic floor may be identified in as many as 85 % of patients suffering from urological, colorectal and gynecological pelvic pain syndromes; and can be responsible for some, if not all, symptoms related to these syndromes. Identification and conservative treatment of MTrPs in these populations has often been associated with impressive clinical improvements. In refractory cases, more "aggressive" therapy with varied trigger point needling techniques, including dry needling, anesthetic injections, or onabotulinumtoxinA injections, may be used, in combination with conservative therapies.

Volume Number

14

Issue Number

5

Pages

409-17

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2013/08/15

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Urology

PMID

23943509

DOI

10.1007/s11934-013-0360-7