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Therapies Targeting the Nervous System for Chronic Pelvic Pain Relief (Scientific Impact Paper No. 46)


This Scientific Impact Paper aims to increase gynaecologists’ awareness of therapeutic modalities for chronic pelvic pain that target the nervous system. A variety of non-invasive and invasive options are considered, including antidepressant and anticonvulsant drugs, external electrical or magnetic stimulation, and surgical treatments. It concludes that these options should be considered by gynaecologists when managing women with chronic pelvic pain.

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This Scientific Impact Paper was developed prior to the emergence of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Please note that the Scientific Advisory Committee regularly assesses the need to update. Further information on this review is available on request.

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This page was last reviewed 28 January 2015.