Similarly, prostatitis as a tension disorder sees abacterial prostatitis/prostatodynia essentially as a 'headache in the pelvis" or "TMJ of the pelvis". In this view it is a condition usually manifesting itself after years of tensing the pelvic muscles. It usually tends to occurs in men who hold their tension and aggression inside. They squeeze themselves rather than lashing out at others. Often they have work in which they sit for long periods of time and the only way they have found to express their frustration is to tense their pelvic muscles. This tension has become a habit with them. Often they do not know they tense themselves in the pelvic floor.
this sums it up perfectly for me; i've always had anxiety problems and am under new stress at a job where I sit down a lot. I'm going to start yoga and some meditation training next week, and am very hopeful that stress reduction and possably physical therapy will help me control the symptom of both my pelvic pain and my IBS.
Post Edited (spengler) : 11/17/2005 5:42:36 PM (GMT-7)