Botox is best known for smoothing away wrinkles. But among its lesser known uses, onabotulinum toxinA can help relieve persistent pelvic pain when other treatments fail.
If you’re frustrated with chronic pelvic pain that hasn’t responded to treatment, you’re not alone. Many women suffer from chronic pelvic pain, and it is often difficult to diagnose because there are so many potential causes. “Pelvic pain can sometimes be a sign of a gynecological problem, such as cysts on the ovaries, endometriosis, pelvic … Read More
Chronic pelvic pain is not a symptom. It is a disease, stresses Joseph Abdelmalak, MD, a specialist in Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management. “I compare it to hypertension or diabetes,” he says. “It is chronic but treatable.” More than 80 percent of patients with chronic pelvic pain are women, says Dr. Abdelmalak. In fact, … Read More
Contributor: Joseph Abdelmalak, MD, Department of Pain Management Most patients with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) stand to benefit from seeing their condition for what it really is — a chronic disease, not a symptom. So says Joseph Abdelmalak, MD, a physician in Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management with a special interest in CPP. “Many … Read More