Dismayed by the recent Institute of Medicine report of $650 billion annually spent on pain care1 and a 2011 meta-analysis reporting that pain treatments reduce pain by less than 30% in only half of those treated,2 I report a current case of a young woman with chronic pelvic pain attributed initially to endometriosis and later interstitial cystitis.
Tauben DJ. Chronic Pelvic PainFinding the Cure. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(22):1989. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.571