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Pelvic Pain Explained

Author : Stephanie A. Prendergast
ISBN : 9781442248328
Genre : Health & Fitness
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At its heart, Pelvic Pain Explained is the story of how patients develop pelvic pain, the challenges patients and providers face throughout the diagnosis and treatment process, the difficult task of sifting through the different available treatment options, and the impact that an “invisible” condition has on a patient’s life and relationships, and much more. Those who develop pelvic pain find the path to proper diagnosis and treatment frustrating and unsuccessful, oftentimes because they are trying to work within the model of recovery they are used to; one in which they go to the doctor, maybe take some tests and then get a very specific diagnosis that dictates a very specific mode of treatment. This simply is not the path to healing from pelvic pain. Pelvic pain is a health issue that crosses the borders between medical disciplines and requires the patient to be a proactive participant in the healing process. Here, Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer offer readers guidance on navigating a pelvic pain diagnosis and treatment, helping them to better understand their pain from a physiological perspective as well as how to digest the current treatment options available and put them on the path to healing. Providers, too, will gain a better understanding of the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary treatment approach. Major topics the book tackles include: the anatomy of the pelvic floor with an explanation of the many ways pelvic pain occurs; the different diagnoses and contributing factors associated with pelvic pain; a discussion of the current treatment landscape with guidance on how to navigate it; the vital role that PT plays in treatment; male pelvic pain; pregnancy and pelvic pain; sex and pelvic pain; the role of the patient in healing; the role of the brain in pelvic pain; and much more. Anyone with pelvic pain will find here a starting point on the road to healing and living pelvic pain free.

Heal Pelvic Pain The Proven Stretching Strengthening And Nutrition Program For Relieving Pain Incontinence I B S And Other Symptoms Without

Author : Amy Stein
ISBN : 007154657X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Bronze Medal Winner of a 2009 National Health Information Award Stop your pelvic pain . . . naturally! If you suffer from an agonizing and emotionally stressful pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence, or discomfort during sex, urination, or bowel movements, it's time to alleviate your symptoms and start healing--without drugs or surgery. Natural cures, in the form of exercise, nutrition, massage, and self-care therapy, focus on the underlying cause of your pain, heal your condition, and stop your pain forever. The life-changing plan in this book gets to the root of your disorder with: A stretching, muscle-strengthening, and massage program you can do at home Guidelines on foods that will ease your discomfort Suggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments Exercises for building core strength and enhancing sexual pleasure

Chronic Pelvic Pain And Dysfunction

Author : Leon Chaitow
ISBN : 9780702050435
Genre : Medical
File Size : 25. 64 MB
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Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, urogynaecologists, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field of pelvic pain to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the disorders involved Carefully prepared by a global team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Focuses on the need for an integrated approach to patient care Includes an appendix based on recent European Guidelines regarding the nature of the condition(s) and of the multiple aetiological and therapeutic models associated with them Includes a bonus website presenting film clips of the manual therapy, biofeedback and rehabilitation techniques involved http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780702035326/

Relieving Pelvic Pain During And After Pregnancy

Author : Cecile Rost
ISBN : 0897934806
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Outlines an approach to healing pelvic pain in pregnant and postpartum women, featuring illustrated exercise recommendations and organizing information into two parts respectively dedicated to women and their caregivers. Original.

A Headache In The Pelvis

Author : David Wise
ISBN : 0972775536
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 90. 37 MB
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This landmark treatment for men and women who suffer from pelvic pain and urinary dysfunction was developed at Stanford University Urology Department. Here is a summary excerpt from A Headache In The Pelvis: "We have identified a group of chronic pelvic pain syndromes that we believe is caused by the overuse of the human instinct to protect the genitals, rectum and contents of the pelvis from injury or pain by contracting the pelvic muscles. This tendency becomes exaggerated in predisposed individuals and over time results in pelvic pain and dysfunction. The state of chronic constriction creates pain-referring trigger points, reduced blood flow, and an inhospitable environment for the nerves, blood vessels and structures throughout the pelvic basin. This results in a cycle of pain, anxiety, and tension which has previously been unrecognized and untreated."

Evidence Based Physical Therapy For The Pelvic Floor

Author : Kari Bø
ISBN : 9780443101465
Genre : Medical
File Size : 75. 49 MB
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This unique book bridges the gap between evidence-based research and clinical practice. Edited by Kari Bo who has done pioneering research in this area, each chapter focuses on the evidence, from basic studies (theories or rationales for the treatment) and RCTs (appraisal of effectiveness), to the implications of these for clinical practice, and finally in recommendations on how to start, continue and progress treatment. Detailed treatment strategies - pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation. Information on pelvic floor dysfunction in specific groups - men, children, elite athletes, the elderly, pregnancy, neurological diseases. Detailed illustrations of pelvic floor anatomy and related neuroanatomy/neurophysiology. MRIs and ultrasounds showing normal and dysfunctional pelvic floor. Clinical practice guidelines. Critical appraisal of RCTs. Strategies to reduce drop-out in conservative treatment.

The Overactive Pelvic Floor

Author : Anna Padoa
ISBN : 9783319221502
Genre : Medical
File Size : 44. 53 MB
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This textbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the Overactive Pelvic Floor (OPF) that provides clinical tools for medical and mental health practitioners alike. Written by experts in the field, this text offers tools for recognition, assessment, treatment and interdisciplinary referral for patients with OPF and OPF related conditions. The text reviews the definition, etiology and pathophysiology of non-relaxing pelvic floor muscle tone as well as discusses sexual function and past sexual experience in relation to the pelvic floor. Specific pelvic floor dysfunctions associated with pelvic floor overactivity in both men and women are reviewed in detail. Individual chapters are devoted to female genital pain and vulvodynia, female bladder pain and interstitial cystitis, male chronic pelvic and genital pain, sexual dysfunction related to pelvic pain in both men and women, musculoskeletal aspects of pelvic floor overactivity, LUTS and voiding dysfunction, and anorectal disorders. Assessment of the pelvic floor is addressed in distinct chapters describing subjective and objective assessment tools. State of the art testing measures including electromyographic and video-urodynamic analysis, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging are introduced. The final chapters are devoted to medical, psychosocial, and physical therapy treatment interventions with an emphasis on interdisciplinary management The Overactive Pelvic Floor serves physicians in the fields of urology, urogynecology and gastroenterology as well as psychotherapists, sex therapists and physical therapists.

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