A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes

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This groundbreaking book describes the Stanford Protocol for muscle related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. Specifically, the 5th edition adds a section on advice to partners and loved ones of people with pelvic pain, practical advice on minimizing the risk of pelvic pain during childbirth, expanded discussion of the possible use of a modified Stanford Protocol for anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and other anorectal disorders,...

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Overview

This groundbreaking book describes the Stanford Protocol for muscle related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. Specifically, the 5th edition adds a section on advice to partners and loved ones of people with pelvic pain, practical advice on minimizing the risk of pelvic pain during childbirth, expanded discussion of the possible use of a modified Stanford Protocol for anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and other anorectal disorders, further clarification for the layman with prostatitis, discussion of the effect of food and drink on interstitial cystitis, discussion of anxiety as the breeding ground for pelvic pain, the central practice of attention training in relaxing the pelvic floor, the use of RSA breathing during Trigger Point Release, further insights in the practice of Paradoxical Relaxation, new drawings illustrating Stanford Protocol physical therapy self-treatment, the first time explanation of post-bowel movement pain associated with pelvic pain, additions to the medical science being conducted to help those individuals suffering from pelvic pain around the world and more. The Stanford Protocol describes the treatment of prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, levator ani syndrome among other related diagnoses

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  • ISBN-13: 9780972775540
  • Publisher: National Center for Pelvic Pain Research
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Wise, Ph.D., is a psychologist who spent 8 years in the Department of Urology at Stanford University Medical Center as a Research Scholar in the development of a new treatment for prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndromes. His research interest is in behavioral medicine and autonomic self-regulation. Rodney Anderson, M.D. is a professor of Urology at Stanford University Medical School. His specialty is neurourology . His interest and expertise focuses on chronic pelvic pain syndromes, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism and stroke. He was the chief of the pelvic pain clinic at Stanford. He has also directed a clinic devoted to the problem of Female Sexual Dysfunction. He is actively engaged in clinical research at Stanford for a variety of disorders.

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Table of Contents


Summary of our Understanding     9
Preface to First Edition     13
Preface to Second Edition     19
Preface to Third Edition     20
Preface to Fourth Edition     21
Preface to Fifth Edition     23
Acknowledgments     24
Definitions and Categories     27
The old models and treatments     57
A new understanding of chronic pelvic pain syndromes leads to an effective therapy     97
The Stanford Protocol: Paradoxical Relaxation and Myofascial Trigger/Point Release     135
Paradoxical Relaxation     165
Trigger Point Release Inside and Outside the Pelvic Floor     215
Pelvic Pain in Women     291
Frequent Concerns     317
Stories of patients in their own words     385
More than you ever wanted to know about the medical science of chronic pelvic pain     417
How to Contact Us     445
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