Effectiveness of Sympathetic Plexus Block on Male Pelvic Pain (Prostatitis, Prostatodynia)
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The purpose of this study is to investigate, by means of a temporary sympathetic nerve block, the involvement of the sympathetic nervous system in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). This study may also result in a new therapeutic approach for male CPPS.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome who, for the past year, have not responded to standard pain treatment modalities.
Urinary tract infection with common pathogens
Treatment for prostate, bladder, renal, or other urinary malignancies.
Back pain or rectal pain only
Psychotic or suicidal men
Pain from another source in genital the tract such as kidney stones or neoplasm
Having had radiation therapy
History of genitourinary tuberculosis
Neurological abnormalities such as stroke, brain tumors, spinal tumors, spinal cord injury and Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease.
Use of any drugs, such as antihypertensives, that would interfere with biochemical and electrodiagnostic tests.
Bleeding and clotting disorders such as factor deficiencies or anticoagulant drug use.