Effects of Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation Therapy on Chronic Pelvic Pain

Gokyildiz S. , Beji N. K. , Yalcin O., İstek A.

GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION, vol.73, no.2, pp.99-105, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000328447
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-105


Objective: This research is a prospective study which was designed to determine the effects of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) therapy on the quality of life and sexual life of patients with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Methods:The sample consisted of an experimental group (n = 12) and a control group (n = 12), in total 24 patients. The experimental group was treated with PTNS once a week (in total 12 sessions), while the control group received routine intervention. Results: The pain frequency and intensity in women who underwent PTNS decreased considerably. Women had less pain during sexual intercourse after PINS. We determined in our study that PINS improved the quality of life of women with CPP by decreasing the intensity of pain and contributed to a more comfortable performance of their daily activities. Conclusions: PTNS is a type of treatment which contributes to the quality of life of women with CPP by decreasing the intensity of pain. Copyright (C) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel