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The Bladder, The Bowel, The Pelvis – Understanding Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted Fri 11 Oct 2013 5:04pm An Interview with Dr. Robert Echenberg After three decades as a traditional gynecologist, Robert Echenberg ( Institute for Women In Pain , Bethlehem PA) was given an usual challenge, to develop a chronic pelvic pain program that utilized non-surgical therapies. Little did he know that he would lead a revolution that is changing the w ... Read on »
Valentines Day, Intimacy and Interstitial Cystitis (and bladder pain and pelvic pain) by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted Wed 27 Mar 2013 8:15pm I apologize in advance if this column offends anyone but we do, on occasion, need to talk about intimacy and how IC can impact that. For those of you who know me, you know that I’m very direct about the issues that we struggle with. I believe that IC can strengthen rather than weaken our relationships if we face issues head on. We can’t hide ... Read on »
Ending Male Pelvic Pain – A New Book For Men With IC, Pelvic Pain & Prostatitis by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted Thu 05 Dec 2013 11:07pm Physical therapist Isa Herrera (Renew Physical Therapy, NYC) has written her second groundbreaking book in the treatment of pelvic pain. Ending Male Pelvic Pain: A Man’s Guide is the ultimate self-help guide for men suffering from prostatitis, recovering from prostatectomy or living with pelvic or sexual pain. Few resources on the market have ... Read on »
The Case of Female Pelvic Pain, Painful Sex by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted Fri 19 Apr 2013 3:49am This week’s post is a case study of a female pelvic pain patient. Before I get into the specifics of the case, let’s first take a look at female pelvic pain by the numbers: 10% of all visits to gynecologists are due to chronic pelvic pain. 25% of women will experience chronic vulvar pain at some point in their lives. 60% of sexu ... Read on »
Q&A: Painful Sex, the Bladder-Back Pain Connection, Male Pelvic Pain and More by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted Tue 22 Jan 2013 2:53pm In this, our latest Q&A post, we tackle some important pelvic floor issues, including painful sex, the connection between bladder and back pain and the proper PT for someone with prolapse and pain. Prolapse + Pelvic Pain = What kind of PT? Dear Liz, I get e-stim done, but I have both prolapse and pelvic pain/trigger points. What i ... Read on »
Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy by Dr. Debbie Wright Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 12:20am Pelvic Pregnancy Pain Pelvic pain is one of the most common conditions to accompany pregnancy. This problem can range from some soreness in the hips and back to debilitating pain which prevents someone from standing or walking for any length of time. In pregnancy, your body will produce a hormone called “relaxin” which loosens your ... Read on »
The Case of Female Pelvic Pain, Painful Sex by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted Fri 19 Apr 2013 3:49am This week’s post is a case study of a female pelvic pain patient. Before I get into the specifics of the case, let’s first take a look at female pelvic pain by the numbers: 10% of all visits to gynecologists are due to chronic pelvic pain. 25% of women will experience chronic vulvar pain at some point in their lives. 60% of sexually active women ... Read on »
Pelvic Pain and Exercise: What Exercises can help Treat my Pain? by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted Fri 07 Mar 2014 6:14pm   Part one of a two part series on pelvic pain and exercise. Exercise is a major topic that comes up in the treatment room with our patients. The two questions surrounding the exercise conversation are: 1.     Are there any exercises that I can do that will help treat my pain? Most folks are familiar with PT for other parts of the body and those ... Read on »
Where is a man with pelvic pain supposed to go? by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted Fri 13 Dec 2013 8:33pm By Jill Osborne MA Women with pelvic pain have long sought refuge in the offices of their Ob-Gyn when struggling with pelvic pain. Of all of the medical specialties, it is the Ob-Gyn who has the most training and experience in dealing with pelvic pain and pelvic floor disorders. Men, however, have not had such a clear cut direction f ... Read on »
The Case of Male Pelvic Pain, Painful Sex by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted Fri 09 May 2014 3:42pm History Ben is a 32-year-old male whose chief complaints are: right testicle ascension and sometimes associated pain, which started after he began using the hip adductor machine at the gym. His symptoms are worse post ejaculation or with strenuous activity, such as biking or playing tennis and remain for 20 to 30 minutes. He has a history of co ... Read on »