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J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2008 Sep;37(5):449-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jgyn.2008.04.002. Epub 2008 Jul 9.

[Painful perineum in all its forms. Contribution of manual medicine and osteopathy. Clinical study].

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No satisfactory therapy has yet been found to relieve many chronic pelviperineal pains such as Dyspareunia, Vulvodynia, Coccygodynia and other various pelvic pains, although these can be highly disruptive in everyday life. They may be brought on by an osteo-myo-fascial disorder, often undetected despite the possibility to effectively treat, this condition using manual medicine in the gynaecologist's office. A framed clinical examination protocol as well as a therapeutic one are offered in this novel approach still rarely implemented in gynaecology. Such treatment is documented in six typical clinical cases and a global study on 86 patients with disruptive chronic pelviperineal pain, showing 71% satisfactory results following two manual medicine sessions. These very encouraging results need to be confirmed on a larger scale in order to establish an appropriate teaching protocol.

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