Chronic pelvic pain syndrome may also be called chronic prostatitis or Non-bacterial prostatitis. This often distressing condition affects around 11% of men between the ages of 20-50 years and 9% of men over the age of 50.
Research undertaken at Stanford University has shown that chronic pelvic pain syndrome may be linked to tightness or spasticity of the muscles in the pelvis including the pelvic floor. This may lead to the formation of tight, painful bands within the muscle called Trigger Points. These painful bands of muscle can refer pain to the groin , testicles, perineum, lower back and inner thighs.