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When pelvic pain
becomes chronic

Having pelvic pain once in a while is pretty common. When pelvic pain or pelvic spasms persist for 6 months or longer, it is called chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Understanding CPP is the first step to breaking free.

CPP is a common condition.

CPP can occur at any adult age and affects up to:


of women1

CPP is often misunderstood.

Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain are given many different diagnoses.

What do these women with different diagnoses have in common?


of women with pelvic pain have spastic tender pelvic muscles as a key component of their pain.2

Common symptoms of tight tender pelvic muscles include:

  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pain with sitting
  • Pain with standing
  • Pain with exercise
  • Pain with urination
  • Pain with bowel movements
  • Vulvar pain

Why do many women continue to have pelvic pain after surgery or drug therapy for painful conditions?

struck match

Your diagnosis can be thought of as the match that started the fire. The fire is typically spastic pelvic muscles.

snuffed match

If you extinguish the match, the fire often continues. Neither surgery nor medications used to treat your diagnosis put out the fire.

fire extinguisher

SoLá Pelvic Therapy can be thought of as a fire extinguisher that treats the fire rather than the match.

Reference: 1. Daniels JP, Khan KS. Chronic pelvic pain in women. BMJ. 2010;354:c4834. 2. Meister MR, Sutcliffe S, Badu A, et al. Pelvic floor myofascial pain severity and pelvic floor disorder symptom bother: is there a correlation? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019;221:235.e1-15.