About Chronic Prostatitis and Surgery
To begin, there is no credible evidence to show that surgery helps prostatitis. While there is sporadic experimentation with prostate surgery and pelvic surgery, it has been our clinical experience that surgery typically complicates or worsens someone’s situation. We never recommend surgery for prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Are Surgical Solutions Worth It?
Drugs, surgeries, and procedures have not been effective for those who are suffering from chronic prostatitis. In fact, we have concluded that surgery tends to complicate symptoms or make them worse than they were before. To our dismay, we have seen patients who have had their testicles and prostate glands removed, their anal sphincters cut, and colostomies put into place in the hopes that the lack of bowel movements would lessen the pain they feel. In addition, Botox, electrical stimulation, and acupuncture have all been ineffective treatments as well. More than that, we have seen patients become addicted to narcotics and other medications that did little good for them.
Unfortunately, many conventional doctors do not understand that pelvic pain is not typically related to infection or inflammation. It’s a muscle-based issue. The root of the problem cannot be solved if the spasticity of the muscles and the arousal of the nervous system are not addressed.
Paradoxical Relaxation is a method we use to help patients with chronic prostatitis. This method trains pelvic muscles to relax in the presence of stress. This means that instead of “trying” to feel better, thus causing more anxiety and in turn, pain, we disengage the muscles of the pelvis from activity to allow tightened tissue to get used to being at a more normal length.
NOTE: While it is our hope that these facts about chronic prostatitis and surgery are helpful, this information is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. This should be presented as general information about the disorder.