Pelvic Pain Library

Here is my attempt to gather some references I’ve come across or that I refer to on my website that relate to chronic pelvic pain.

Clearly nowhere near all the references that exist but at least one ‘library’ location with a bundle of great material. If you’ve come across a resource that you think should be included, please contact me and if you are an author and have an update or other information to provide, I’d love to hear from you.

I know how frustrating it is to have to sift through the internet, I thought this could be of help if you don’t have the capacity to search for lengths of time.

And a huge thanks to everyone who replied and supplied me their updated material. Obviously I plan for this page to grow and somehow I will keep it in some kind of legible order. Currently in alpha order by author and title of their publications, perhaps as it grows, we can list by subject.

Oh..and don’t forget, I have a book too!

First up, two major resource collections I found and thereafter individual publications.

Jacques Beco

Full publication listing online

Pudendal HOPE

Collection of publications and resources online

Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia

Pudendal Neuralgia resources online

Eric Bautrant

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome due to uterine adenomyosis: diagnostic criteria and conservative treatment pdf
E. Bautrant · M.A. Bryselbout · D. Thiers-Bautrant · J. Eggermont · R. Boyer · H. Cassin · F. Itza
(Pelvi-Périnéologie (2011) 6:42-45)

GEP’s abstracts about the pudendal nerve for the Tripartite Congress, Egypt pdf
1. Pudendal nerve anatomy : facts and controversies (Jacques Beco M.D.). 2. Pudendal Neuralgia: Nerve Compression or Radiculopathy ? (Eric de Bisschop. MD, Guy de Bisschop. MD) 3. Pudendal Nerve Surgery. Intraoperative Electrophysiological Exploration (Eric de Bisschop MD, Eric Bautrant MD) 4. New approach for treatment of pudendal nerve entrapment: 406 cases and 171 decompressions (Eric Bautrant MD) 5. Surgical treatment of pudendal neuralgias (R Robert, JJ Labat, M Bensignor, T Riant, O Hamel, S Raoul)
March 2004

New method for the treatment of pudendal neuralgia pdf
E. Bautrant, E. de Bisschop, V. Vaini-Elies, J. Massonnat, 1. Aleman, J. Buntinx, J. de Vlieger, M. Di Constanzo, L. Habib, G. Patroni, S. Siboni, B. Ceas, V. Schiby, M. Uglione-Ceas

Que faire devant une névralgie pudendale? (What to do for pudendal neuralgia?) pdf

Surgical procedures and techniques in the pelvic-perineal pain pdf
E. Bautrant, J. Eggermont

Use of botulinum toxin type A (XEOMIN®) injections to the perineal muscles in case of perineal pain and dysfunction associated with pelvic floor muscle overcontraction and myalgia pdf
E. Bautrant, J. Eggermont, E. Faller, A. Touzaa, M. Mollo, P. Weber, E. Poirson, R.D. Boyer, P. Carbore and S. Collet

Leon Chaitow

Anatomical basis of chronic pelvic pain syndrome: the ischial spine and pudendal nerve entrapment online.
Antolak SJ et al.
Med Hypotheses, 2002;59(3):349-53.

Breathing Pattern Disorders and Lumbopelvic pain and Dysfunction: An Update online

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Pelvic Flor Problems, Sacroiliac Dysfunction and the Trigger Point Connection online
Leon Chaitow, ND  DO Ruth Lovegrove Jones PhD MCSP
Marylebone Health Centre, Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LT, UK
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2007 11, 327-339. Elsevier.

Impotence and nerve entrapment in long distance amateur cyclists online
Andersen KV, Bovim G.
Acta Neurol Scand, 1997;95(4):233-40.

Pelvic Floor paradox online
Original post early 2008

The Pelvic Floor Paradox & the Tennis Ball Trick online

Research: Sport, Pelvic Pain and Associated Symptoms online
Massage Today July, 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 07

Understanding Central Sensitization and Pain online
Originally published in Massage Today May, 2011, Vol. 11, Issue 05

What causes chronic pelvic pain? online

John Quintner

An Evol Stress-Response Hypothesis for CWP. pdf
A book chapter from At the Edge of being: The Aporia of Pain. Published in 2012 by Interdisciplinary Press, Oxford. Editors: Heather McKenzie, John Quintner, Gillian Bendelow.pdf
Clinician Discourse with Persistent Pain Sufferers
Congenital Insensitivity to Pain: A Misnomer
A Consumers’ Guide to Brain Imagine in Pain States  (By Asaf Weisman (Klaf) & John Quintner)
Consumers in remote areas pdf
A critical evaluation of the trigger point phenomenon pdf
Do we Mean to Ignore Meaning in Pain? (Simon van Rysewyk, Melanie Galbraith, John Quintner, Milton Cohen) pdf
Drugs for Fibromyalgia: How Good Are They? National Pain Report website.
Evolution, Stress and Fibromyalgia pdf
Fibromyalgia falls foul of a fallacy pdf
Fibromyalgia Syndrome- a problem of tautology pdf
From Neuralgia to Peripheral Neuropathic Pain pdf
Intersubjectivity in Clinical Encounters (John Quintner,Melanie Galbraith, Horst Ruthrof, FICI, FAHA)
Is chronic pain a disease? pdf
journal.pone pdf
La Doulou Provencal Word For Pain by John Quintner & Melanie Galbraith
Maldynia as moral judgment pdf
Painful cervical radiculopathy pdf
Pain Med Models pdf
Preclinic group education pdf
Reconsidering the International Association for the Study of Pain definition of pain
Referred pain of peripheral nerve origin pdf
Signification & Pain pdf
Stretch-induced cervicobrachial pain syndrome pdf
System plasticity and integrated care pdf
The Australian RSI debate- stereotyping and medicine pdf
The Challenge of Validating the Experience of Chronic Pain pdf
The horse is dead pdf
The RSI syndrome in historical perspective pdf
This Train is Bound for… Wholeville: A Travel Guide for the Perplexed pdf
Whiplash study pdf
Why are assumptions passed off as established knowledge?
Why Are Women with Fibromyalgia so Stigmatized? (2020)

J P van Wingerden

A functional-anatomical approach to the spine-pelvis mechanism: interaction between the biceps femurs muscle and the sacrotuberous ligament pdf
J P van Wingerden, A Vleeming, C J Snijders, and R Stocckart
(Spine ©1993)

Abdominal & Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in Women with and Without Long Lasting Pelvic Girdle Pain pdf
Britt Stuge, Siv Mørkved, Haldis Haug Dahl, Nina Vøllestad 2006

Differences in Standing and Forward Bending in Women With Chronic Low Back or Pelvic Girdle Pain pdf
Indications for Physical Compensation Strategies
Jan-Paul van Wingerden, BSc, PT, Andry Vleeming, PhD, and Inge Ronchetti, MSc
(Spine Vol 33, No 11 pp E334-E341 © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.)

Physical Characteristics of Women With Severe Pelvic pdf
Girdle Pain After Pregnancy
Inge Ronchetti, MSc, Andry Vleeming, PhD, and Jan Paul van Wingerden, BSc
(Spine Vol 33, No 5 pp E145-E151 © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Possible role of the long dorsal sacroiliac ligament in women with peripartum pelvic pain pdf
Andry Vleeming, Haitze J. De Vries, Jan M. A. Mensand Jan-Paul Van Wingerden
From the Spine and Joint Center and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health
Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands 2002

Postural and Respiratory Functions of the Pelvic Floor Muscles pdf
P.W. Hodges,* R. Sapsford, and L.H.M. Pengel
Division of Physiotherapy, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
© 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc Neurourology and Urodynamics 26:362–371 (2007)

Reliability and Validity of the Active Straight Leg Raise Test in Posterior Pelvic Pain Since Pregnancy pdf
Jan M A Mens. MD, Andry Vleeming. PhD, Chris J Snijders, PhD, Bart W Koes, PhD, and Henk J Stam, MD PhD
(Spine Vol 26, No 10 pp 1167-1171 © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.)

Other Authors

$6 Billion woman and the $600 Million Girl) pdf
Pelvic Pain Steering Committee: Deborah Bush QSM, Dr Susan Evans, Professor Thierry Vancaillie

Anal Pain Caused By Entrapment Of Nervus Pudendus- Etiology And Treatment pdf
Ahmed Shafik, MD, Phd, Professor And Chairman, Department Of Surgery And Experimental Research, Faculty Of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo

Anatomical Basis of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome:  The Ischial Spine and Pudendal Nerve Entrapment pdf
Stanley Antolak

Clinical Gynecologic Series: An Expert’s View pdf
Fred M. howard, MS, MD.
(The American college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Elsevier. Vol 101, No 3, March 2003)

Complex Pelvic Pain Syndromes Charles W. Butrick, M.D. pdf
Director, The Urogynecology Center Overland Park, Kansas
September 2001

Diagnostic Criteria for Pudendal Neuralgia by Pudendal Nerve Entrapment (Nantes Criteria) pdf
Jean-Jacques Labat, Thibault Riant, Roger Robert, Ge´rard Amarenco,
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, and Je´roˆme Rigaud
Neurourology and Urodynamics 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

European Association of Urology pdf
Guidelines on Chronic Pelvic Pain
M. Fall (chair), A.P. Baranowski, C.J. Fowler, V. Lepinard, J.G.Malone-Lee, E.J. Messelink, F. Oberpenning, J.L. Osborne, S. Schumacher.
February 2003

Expanding Indications for Neuromodulation pdf
Andrew J. Bernstein, MD, Kenneth M. Peters, MD*
Department of Urology, William Beaumont Hospital, 3535 West 13 Mile Road, Suite 438, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA

Finding the root of pelvic pain online
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.
7 June 2013

How can we win the war against pudendal neuropathy? pdf
Keynote Speaker: Jacques Beco M.D.
Australian Association of Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons (AAVIS)

How do I know if I have PN or PNE?

How Good Is the Neurophysiology of Pain Questionnaire? A Rasch Analysis of Psychometric Properties pdf
Mark J. Catley, Neil E. O’Connell, and G. Lorimer Moseley
The Journal of Pain, 2013

Innervation of the Levator Ani and Coccygeus Muscles of the Female Rat pdf
Ronald E. Bremer Matthew D. Barber, Kimberly W. Coates Paul C. Dolber And Karl B. Thor
The Anatomical Record Part A 275a:1031–1041 (2003)

Obstetric injuries and subsequent gynaecological presentationsIrreversible traumatic distension of the levator hiatus pdf
KL Shek & HP Dietz Sydney Medical School, Nepean, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Accepted 3 December 2010.
DS Kapoor Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Accepted 13 December 2010.
KL Shek & HP Dietz Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Accepted 23 December 2010.

Pain Mechanisms Pain Poster pdf
Boehringer Ingelheim Stephen MacMahon and David Bennett

Pelvic Pain: a diagnosis in itself pdf
Rhonda Garad, Thierry G. Vancaillie and Dr Elizabeth Farrell
ANMJ September 2013

Pelvic pain, A silent epidemic online
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

Perineology: A New Area pdf
J. Beco, J. Mouchel
Urogynaecologia International Journal 2003

Physiotherapy management of pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction: Clinical Application pdf
Anne-florence Plante

Pudendal Canal Decompression In The Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction pdf
Ahmed Shafik, MD PhD Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Surgery and Experimental Research, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt
September 6-9 2006

Pudendal nerve entrapment in an Ironman athlete: a case report pdf
Jaclyn A. Durante, BSc, DC, Ian G. MacIntyre, DC, FCCSS(C)
J Can Chiropr Assoc 2010

Pudendal Neuralgia Presentation by Alesha Sayner pdf
Advanced Clinical Practice Royal Womens Hospital University Of Melbourne
November 2011

Pudendal Neuralgia Treatment by mobilisation and exercises – A Musculoskeletal Approach online
Peter Dornan (Men’s health) 2012

Preliminary study on Doppler ultrasonography of internal Pudendal Vessels in pudendal neuralgia pdf
Rajeshree Nundlall de Bisschop MD Aubagne – France

Targeting systemic inflammation in patients with obesity-related pain pdf
Chronic Pain Perspectives September 2013 Vol 62, No 9 Supplement to the Journal of Family Practice

The Role of Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Pudendal Neuralgia pdf
Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT, Elizabeth H. Rummer, MSPT
International Urogynecological Associateion Athens 2006

Transperineal pudendal nerve decompression (PND) with opening of the fascia linking the sacro-spinal and the sacro-tuberous ligament Feasibility study and first results in perineology pdf
Jacques Beco M.D Int Urogynecol J (2006)

Update on pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome: an approach anatomic-surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic pdf
F. Itza Santosa, J. Salinasb, D. Zarzac, F. Gómez Sanchad, and A. Allona Almagroe
March, 2010

Resources for purchase

Leon Chaitow Chronic pelvic pain book cover

Chronic Pelvic Pain:
Pelvic Flor Problems, Sacroiliac Dysfunction and the Trigger Point Connection

Leon Chaitow, ND  DO Ruth Lovegrove Jones PhD MCSP
More books by Leon Chaitow


Explain Pain
by Dr David S. Butler and Prof. G. Lorimer Moseley

Your Pace Yoga
Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain
by Dustienne Miller

Headache In The Pelvis DavidWise

Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding & Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
by David Wise

Endometriosis Pelvic Pain Susan Evans
Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

by Dr Susan Evans
 Pelvic Pain Ebook 2013 Susan Evans
Pelvic Pain ebooklet
by Dr Susan Evans, Ms Deborah Bush

Pained Life Cover

A Pained Life, A Chronic Pain Journey

by Carol Jay Levy

Sue Croft Books

Pelvic Floor Recovery & Pelvic Floor Recovery
by Sue Croft

Jean Hailes Women's Health Guide

The Women’s Health Guide
Jean Hailes

Heal Pelvic Pain book
Heal Pelvic Pain

By physical therapist Amy Stein
Healing Painful Sex
Healing Painful Sex: A Woman’s Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain
By Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish, MSW, MPH
Behind The Tapestry

Behind the Tapestry purchase

By Maryanne Peluso
One woman’s struggles to “make peace” with a mysterious chronic illness and her unfulfilled dream of being a Catholic nun.

By |2021-02-15T14:37:47+11:00October 2nd, 2013|Blog, Learn, Professional Resources|4 Comments

Share my story to help others living with chronic pain & to support my advocacy


  1. Bobby Bellamy September 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Your website is amazing just knowing others are going through the same agony, which is invisible. I have pain blocks with nerve stimulation (very painfull ) .not terribly successfull in my case, has anyone else had this done,my constant worry is finding something to sit or ly comfortable on without dreadful pain .

    • Soula September 22, 2014 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Hi Bobby. Glad the site is of some help. I wish I could do more. don’t give up hope…

  2. GailZahtz October 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    What a great resource! I will share it around! Also, I get nothing from it- but I’ve been using that is enabling me to create curation of resources that others can add to. Finally, let us know if you’d like anything from this reposted in DemandDesign or other sites! Looking forward to having you on the air also!

    • Soula Mantalvanos October 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you Gail. These aren’t my resources so I might not head to another site but thanks for that. Reposting is Aok! Thank you HEAPS.

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Go to Top