Mission & Goals
The Echenberg Institute for Pelvic and Sexual Pain is committed to offering support, assessment, and innovative, multi-modal and interdisciplinary treatment approaches for individuals suffering from multiple types of chronic pain related to the pelvic region. Additionally, the Institute is dedicated to furthering professional and collaborative research, training, dissemination of information and community education in the efforts of prevention, acknowledgment, diagnoses, and the appropriate and effective treatment of these types of chronic pain in both women and men.
1. To create a greater awareness of the nature and scope of Chronic Pelvic Pain.
2. To offer hope and understanding to those suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain who have not yet found relief.
3. To listen to our patients, hear their story and help them move toward better health and less pain in their daily activities.
4. To share with other medical providers our experiences and gathered knowledge so that they have more tools of help to offer to their own patient population.
5. To educate community providers who may be in a position to identify and provide an early and positive interaction with individuals who may be at risk for future chronic pain problems.
6. To maintain a resource library that contains the latest multidisciplinary, evidence-based, and multi-organ system information.
7. To provide face to face and/or virtual opportunities for community members to support each other and share their experiences to assist in the recovery from complex abdominal, pelvic, genital and sexual pain disorders.