What is your score on the Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (posted on home page)?
If you have been diagnosed with prostatitis, please tell us your story: age, duration of symptoms, treatments, results, and the like.
Male - 35
Onset seemed related to weightlifting (squats, deadlift, standingpress, etc.). Came on initially around 1/14/11 and lasted for about 10 days until i was normal. Resumed lifting and new onset occurred around 2/9/11 and is starting to go away after about 9 days.
Currently on Cipro, Flomax, Naproxen and Vicodin. Nothing seems to help much except for time...
To rule out spinal illness causing pain in essence means addressing neurological illness, which can arise from anomalies at the spine itself or more peripherally at the nerves, including possibly the pudendal nerve. The specialists more suited to such evaluations are neurosurgeons, neurologists, and pain specialists. So if a patient seemed to be at risk for a primarily neurological basis for his symptoms, these are the kinds of specialists to whom his primary doctor(s) might reasonably refer him. Such a patient could reasonably discuss this kind of refer with the doctor(s) who know him best.