My name is Soula Mantalvanos (“Soula”), welcome to my website, although its hardly welcoming for anyone having to research pelvic chronic pain.


This website is an account of my personal experience of pelvic chronic pain resulting from an injury/trauma, as I have since March 2007. I hope that my website will be a useful resource and guide for anyone who is living with chronic pain and in particular Pudendal Neuralgia. My intention is to help create an Australian resource for sufferers of this issue by telling my story and explaining my treatment and therapy of this unrecognised medical condition. Understanding and empathy is rare for this medical condition and research, it appears, has a long way to go, in fact it took 4.5 years for me to be diagnosed accurately.

I also openly comment on my frustrating experiences with the WorkCover system in dealing with my condition under circumstances where I genuinely wanted to return to work as soon as possible.

I hope you enjoy reading my story.



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