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

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


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972775540
Publisher: National Center for Pelvic Pain Research
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Edition description: REV
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

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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