Pelvic Pain Treatment London

“When it comes to the management of pelvic pain, if a person is not sure of the cause, if the pain is severe or does not improve, or is happening regularly, then it is best to see a Pain Specialist” [1]. With patience & open communication, you & your Pain Specialist can develop a treatment plan that helps you live a full life with minimal discomfort” [2]

Booking an Appointment For a Pelvic Pain Diagnosis

Due to the fact that pelvic pain can be generated by many different disorders; when you go for your diagnosis, and explain in detail about your pain symptoms (the times they are better or worse, etc.), your Pain Specialist, who will have reviewed your medical history, may need to employ a process of elimination in order to determine the root cause of your suffering. Further, other than a pelvic exam, he/she may also carry out various examinations and tests. This could include: lab tests, ultrasound, other imaging tests, and a laparoscopy.

A Plethora of Pelvic Pain Treatments at Your Disposal

“The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms & improve quality of life. If your doctor can pinpoint a specific cause, treatment will focus on that cause. However, if a cause can’t be identified, treatment will focus on managing your pain & other symptoms” [2]

In many instances, an optimal approach to success incorporates a combination of treatments. This is the case at the renowned London Pain Clinic, which provides a holistic approach involving both conventional and the latest cutting-edge treatments. These include: medications such as pain relievers. Hormone treatments (for patients whose pelvic pain coexists at a certain time during their menstruation cycle and changes in hormones which control menstruation and ovulation). Antibiotics (in the event that the root of the pain is an infection). And antidepressants (for their antidepressant and pain-relieving effects).

Other Potential Pelvic Pain Remedies

• Physical therapy, which can sometimes incorporate a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) treatment

• Neurostimulation (AKA spinal cord stimulation), which consists of a device (that blocks the nerve pathways). This is implanted in the patient’s body so that their pain signal cannot reach their brain

• Trigger point injections (using a long-acting local anaesthetic) which are placed on specific points where the patient feels pain

• Psychotherapy therapies such as biofeedback and CBT

• Surgery including laparoscopic surgery and hysterectomy [2].


[1]. Nwadike, V. (2018) “What Causes Pelvic Pain?” Medical News Today.
[2]. Mayo Clinic (2019) “Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women.”