Prostatitis refers to the inflammation of the prostate gland and can be divided into three categories: acute, chronic bacterial and chronic nonbacterial.
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis is the most common type among middle-aged and older men.
Clinically, the patient may present with pain in the perineum and occasionally the groin, post-ejaculatory pain, loss of libido, or an incomplete erection (due to irritation of the posterior aspect of the urethra). These symptoms can last from a few hours to a few days, or even several weeks.
All types of prostatitis, if left untreated, can lead to debilitating pain, sexual impotence and difficulty urinating. Unfortunately, from a medical point of view, these patients are offered only prolonged antibiotic therapy despite the fact that their bacterial culture is negative. In our osteopathic practice, we have obtained remarkable results for this type of pathology by correcting dysfunctions in the pelvis and spinal column, increasing the flexibility and mobility of the prostate, hips and perineum and recommending certain types of food.
Prostate inflammation can occur progressively following a physical trauma to the pelvis or the lower back, or can be due to intestinal inflammation, intense stress or poor health practices. It can also result from prolonged pressure on the perineum, such as that experienced by cyclists. Consult your osteopath for more information.