Pelvic Pain

  •  Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    At the Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center at USC, Dr. Kutch is currently looking at how changes in the brain might affect muscle contraction in patients with chronic pain. His study, "Pathological insula connectivity and neural control of muscle in “Chronic Prostatits/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS)" may identify the neural circuitry that causes pelvic muscles to contract involuntarily during periods of stress. In collaboration with Dr. Daniel Kirages, Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy at USC, Dr. Kutch received USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy funding for this pilot study.

    For more information, contact: 
    Jason Kutch, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    (323) 442-2932