Male chronic pelvic pain syndrome and the role of interdisciplinary pain management

This paper is a team collaboration which seeks to describe the multidisciplinary chronic pelvic pain (CPP) service for men in a major London teaching hospital. Treatment targets for men with CPP are outlined. The roles of the consultant in pain management, clinical nurse specialist, clinical psychologist and specialist physiotherapist in delivering treatment are described. This includes the voyage from initial consultation through treatment options. Finally, their pelvic pain programme (LINK) which aims to deliver an effective multidisciplinary intervention via single sex groups, is explained.

This programme connects all significant treatment dimensions as well as connecting groups of patients to decrease their sense of isolation. Evidence is presented from the formal evaluation of the programme.

Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.

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