We published a manuscript entitled “A Novel, Non-opioid Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women with Previously Treated Endometriosis Utilizing Pelvic-Floor Musculature Trigger-Point Injections and Peripheral Nerve Hydrodissection”. There is little consensus in the literature on the underlying etiology of endometriosis. There is even less evidence on effective treatment options for endometriosis and its associated chronic pelvic pain. Although there is no cure, traditionally endometriosis symptoms are managed with a combination of hormonal and surgical treatments. This manuscript is a commentary on a unique outpatient neuromusculoskeletal protocol to add to the traditional hormonal and surgical approaches to help improve pain and function in patients with endometriosis. This commentary takes a gastrointestinal and colorectal slant as to how the complex disease process of endometriosis can affect these organ systems and the symptoms that arise when this happens.
Endometriosis, Endometriosis pain, Pelvic pain, Chronic pelvic pain syndrome, Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, Pelvic floor dyssynergia, Pelvic floor hypertonia, Nonrelaxing pelvic floor, Levator ani syndrome, Pelvic floor muscle spasm, Dyschezia, Peripheral sensitization, Central sensitization