VANCOUVER – Sometimes in endometriosis, pain persists despite optimal treatment. Women have multiple lesion excisions, but the pain just doesn’t go away.
Evidence is building that in those cases, central sensitization – an amplified central nervous system pain response common in chronic pain syndromes – is playing a role.
Inat the World Congress on Endometriosis, , a senior pain fellow and consultant gynecologist at the University of Oxford, England, explained the latest thinking, as well as how to recognize and treat central sensitization in endometriosis. For some women, focusing on lesions isn’t enough.