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Health Care Reform
Dec 12 2011

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Finding the Cure

Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(22):1989. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.571

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.