Understanding the pelvic pain mechanism is key to find an adequate therapeutic approach

Philippe van Kerrebroeck*

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Pain is a natural mechanism to actual or potential tissue damage and involves both a sensory and an emotional experience. In chronic pelvic pain, localisation of pain can be widespread and can cause considerable distress. A multidisciplinary approach is needed in order to fully understand the pelvic pain mechanism and to identify an adequate therapeutic approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S2-S4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Painful bladder syndrome

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