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Pudendal Nerve Entrapment/Neuropathy/Damage

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My wife's pudendal nerve pain started after a bout with shingles in that area. However, doctors have concluded that her pain is not nerve damage but something else. After 8 years of seeing all kinds of doctors the only thing she is getting from the medical industry is prescriptions for pain meds. Most of what I suggest to doctors is foreign to them and personally I believe they don't believe in any of it.

From what I've researched the pelvic area and particularly the pudendal nerve is very complex and most neuro doctors won't even touch that area since like males in the same area much harm can be done if procedures are done incorrectly. A male friend of mine had a prostectomy that apparently didn't go right and he has more problems in that area that you can imagine and all due to nerve damage.

Scar tissue can entrap the pudendal nerve as well as muscle entrapments which is what I believe my wife's pain is due to. If you didn't have this pain prior to surgery you should discuss the procedure with your surgeon in detail to see if there was a possibility of damage to the pudendal nerve. Also if muscle or scar tissue is the cause then do a search on PNE (Pudendal Nerve Entrapment) to find a local facility (doesn't have to be a doctor) who specializes in these non-evasive treatments.

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Thanks for the advice. This is a grim reality isn’t it? I can’t imagine doing this for 8 years- it is so painful and all encompassing! Kudos to you for helping your wife so. I have spoken with my physical therapist. She has suggested reaching out to a pelvic floor physical therapist. Have you gone down that route? If not perhaps that can bring her relief. Please keep me posted and I will do the same. I will keep you both in my prayers.
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I have suffered with Pudendal nerve for 8 years also after surgery.I have found doing loads of accupuncture brings the pain down a lot.But I have been on crutches for 2 years now cos of it.I do accupuncture every week.However my accu was on hols so went to Chinese lady while he was away and ended up in huge pain as she decided pressing down on the area where I had all the pain and massively aggravated it.Back in huge pain again, so very angry,thanks to her.

Most likely will have to travel far to find facility to treat pudendal area.

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