Physical Therapy, Muscle Manipulation
Pain can arise from muscle tension as a response to emotional distress. Such is the case with some forms of headache, for example, in which the muscles of the head and neck become tense in response to anxiety. Among the proposed remedies for muscle ache is physical manipulation: Massage. Two forms of massage have been proposed for prostatitis. They are reviewed in the following pages.
Lifestyle, Behavioral, and Mind-Body Modification
As muscle pain can be a consequence of emotional distress, one potential remedy is to reverse the distress: To address the primary source of the pain by adjusting the stategies for emotionally and cognitively coping with environmental psychosocial stressors. These strategies are examined in the pages below.
Medications for Neuropathic Pain, Neurosurgery
Pain is mediated by the nervous system. Pain can also be caused by a malfunctioning nervous system. For example, an amputee may feel pain in a limb that no longer exists, which is an example of neuropathic pain. The following pages examine the direct role of the nervous system in the pain patients perceive as prostatitis.