When pelvic pain goes away, the sore pelvic tissue heals

There is a large and growing body of literature documenting how emotional arousal interferes with the body’s ability to heal. Wounds are typically slower to heal in the presence of anxiety; the area of medicine called psychoneuroimmunology has much literature to show how one’s troubled psychological state negatively affects the

Why Men Diagnosed with Prostatitis Tend to Be Intelligent, Successful, Ambitious, Conscientious, Accomplished, Type-A Worriers

Men who suffer from pelvic floor pain, whether it’s called prostatitis or pelvic floor dysfunction, tend to be intelligent, successful, ambitious, conscientious, and accomplished type-A personalities who worry. Pelvic floor dysfunction related to pelvic pain often occurs in men who work too much, care too much, want too much, desire

When pelvic pain goes away, the sore pelvic tissue heals

There is a large and growing body of literature documenting how emotional arousal interferes with the body’s ability to heal. Wounds are typically slower to heal in the presence of anxiety; the area of medicine called psychoneuroimmunology has much literature to show how one’s troubled psychological state negatively affects the

Escaping the fight, flight, freeze cycle in the healing of pelvic pain

In the 1920s, a well-known physiologist at Harvard named Walter Cannon introduced the concept of fight, flight, freeze. Coincidentally, Walter Cannon was a teacher of my relaxation teacher, Edmund Jacobsen. Commonly, the term Cannon coined is called “fight or flight.” This means that in the presence of something threatening, you

Cause and Effect In Muscle Based Pelvic Pain

What makes a difference in the journey of healing pelvic pain is seeing when you are doing something that reliably helps your symptoms. When I was symptomatic, I tried all kinds of things: acupuncture, supplements, reflexology, medications, considered surgical procedures which I gratefully didn’t pursue. My symptoms waxed and waned,

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Reduce Medication Use With Internal Trigger Point Wand

Abstract
Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback DOI 10.1007/s10484-015-9273-1
February 2015
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Reduction of Medication Use After Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with an Internal Myofascial Trigger Point Wand
R. U. Anderson Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA e-mail: rua@stanford.edu: R. H. Harvey Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University, San

Taking Hot Baths to Alleviate Chronic Pain in the Pelvis

Symptoms of prostatitis and pain in the pelvis typically don’t respond to conventional medical treatment.
Traditionally, when men have complained to their doctor about pain in the pelvis, anus or genitals, urinary frequency and urgency, post-ejaculatory discomfort, or sitting pain or the sensation of a ‘golf ball’ in the rectum, they

Ischemic Pressure Followed by Sustained Stretch for Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points

In an article in 2000 in Physical Therapy, investigators found that teaching patients to do ischemic compression (pressure on Myofascial trigger points) in the neck and upper back was effective in reducing pain and sensitivity. We are gratified to see some studies showing the efficacy of physical therapy self-treatment for myofascial pain. We

The Invisible Patient: The Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Patients

Pain Blog – The Invisible Patient: The Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Patients
Our Pain Blog covers research on chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain.

A recent article in the Korean Journal of Urology (see below) documented that men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (chronic prostatitis, chronic

Is There a Cure for Chronic Prostatitis?

Is There a Cure for Chronic Prostatitis?
The question as to whether there is a cure for chronic prostatitis does not offer a simple answer. When prostatitis is bacterial, antibiotics can cure the problem and eradicate the bacteria. However, in most cases of men diagnosed with prostatitis, the prostate is not the source

What to Know About Antibiotics and Alpha Blockers for Prostatitis

What to Know About Antibiotics and Alpha Blockers for Prostatitis
Despite the almost universal use of antibiotics for prostatitis symptoms diagnosed as chronic prostatitis, credible and highly regarded studies over the past years have shown that antibiotics, alpha blockers, and anti-inflammatory drugs are usually no better than placebos.

Traditionally, those suffering from prostatitis

Chronic Prostatitis and Surgery: Is There a Better Way?

 

About Chronic Prostatitis and Surgery
To begin, there is no credible evidence to show that surgery helps prostatitis. While there is sporadic experimentation with prostate surgery and pelvic surgery, it has been our clinical experience that surgery typically complicates or worsens someone’s situation. We never recommend surgery for prostatitis or chronic pelvic

Quick Facts about Chronic Prostatitis and Diet

About Chronic Prostatitis and Diet
Many men we have seen diagnosed with symptoms of chronic prostatitis report no benefit from diet modification. In fact, some men report that their symptoms temporarily improve with alcohol.

When it comes to pelvic pain syndromes and chronic prostatitis, when the pain or discomfort does not go away, there

What to Know About Prostatodynia

What to Know About Prostatodynia 
Read below to discover facts about Prostatodynia:

Prostatodynia is a chronic and painful disease in which patients experience prostate pain.
Prostatodynia is synonymous with chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, chronic abacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
When left untreated, this disorder is likely to lead to pain in

Facts About Chronic Prostatitis and Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Facts About Chronic Prostatitis and Pelvic Pain Syndrome

While prostatitis* means an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland, most men diagnosed with prostatitis do not have a prostate infection or inflammation.
Prostatitis is a condition that can confuse both doctors and patients.
Approximately ninety-five percent (95%) of what is called prostatitis is

Prostatitis as a Tension Disorder

(AN EARLY DISCUSSION OF THE WISE ANDERSON PROTOCOL)
1999 Selected Abstracts from American Urological Association annual meeting
Anyone with prostatitis should be aware of the disagreement among professionals about the cause of prostatitis.

This is especially true if he currently has pain or discomfort:

in the penis
in the testicles
above the pubic bone
in the low

Essays on Pelvic Pain

Essays on Pelvic Pain
WHY INTRAPELVIC BIOFEEDBACK MEASUREMENT IS NOT A RELIABLE INDICATOR OF THE USEFULNESS OF THE STANFORD PROTOCOL AND THE ISSUE OF THE THERAPEUTIC USEFULNESS OF PELVIC FLOOR BIOFEEDBACK
David Wise, PhD
I am responding to a request for a comment about the usefulness of INTRAPELVIC biofeedback measurements in determining

The Latest CPPS and Wise-Anderson Protocol Research

The Latest CPPS and Wise-Anderson Protocol Research
 

The following are excerpts and abstracts of publications regarding the latest CPPS and Wise-Anderson Protocol research:

The following is an abridged version. For the full version, see the link at the bottom.

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

PURPOSE: A combination of manual

Paradoxical Relaxation: Relieving a Painful Pelvic Floor

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBnu9Hl0B1A
Paradoxical Relaxation relaxes the tension and shortened muscles within a painful pelvic floor.
This involves a daily practice of the cultivation of effortlessness in the presence of pain, anxiety, and tension.

Paradoxical Relaxation has two components: The first is a breathing technique used at the beginning of relaxation, a coordination of heart rate

The History of the Stanford Protocol and Wise-Anderson Protocol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCw9LCHKsys
The History of the Wise-Anderson Protocol & Prostatitis Symptoms 
The Wise-Anderson Protocol began with David Wise, PhD, a psychologist in California who had suffered from Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome for many years. He contacted several urologists, including Dr. Rodney Anderson, a professor of Urology at Stanford University School of Medicine and leading practitioner

Why Stress Triggers and Perpetuates Pelvic Pain Symptoms

Even slight amounts of stress can trigger pelvic pain symptoms.
Studies have shown that myofascial trigger points that are found in sore and painful muscles inside the pelvic floor are strongly affected by stress. Gevirtz and Hubbard did electromyographic monitored studies of the electrical activity of trigger points and their relationship

Why is there Confusion about Prostatitis Symptoms?

Why is there Confusion about Prostatitis Symptoms?
Most cases diagnosed as prostatitis are actually problems of chronically tightened muscles of the pelvis – not problems of the prostate gland.

While Pelvic Pain Help treats both men and women with pelvic pain, a large majority of men are diagnosed with prostatitis. Unfortunately, most