Shock Wave Therapy May Ease CPPS
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) may hold promise as a treatment for chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), researchers reported in BJU International (2008; online ahead of print).
Reinhold Zimmermann, MD, of the
The researchers observed significant improvements in pain and quality of life. Treatments were well tolerated and no anesthesia was required, the investigators noted.
“ESWT could be of significant importance in the treatment of CPPS due to its straightforward applicability with practically no side effects,” the authors concluded.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study to valid the treatment is underway.