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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as “pain that persists beyond normal healing tissue time, which is generally thought to be between three and six months.”1 Chronic pelvic pain can be caused…

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men

Much of the attention on pelvic pain is directed towards women, understandably.  However, it is important to also consider male pelvic pain.  Many men have pain for months or years…

Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain, part 1

Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain, part 1

Persistent pelvic pain is more common that you might realize.  15-20% of women and 8-12% of men are dealing with chronic pelvic pain.  There are many things that can be…

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Sexual Abuse

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Sexual Abuse

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.  That is an eye opening number which shows, sadly, how prevalent sexual abuse is in our society.  1 out of every 6…

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men

Chronic pelvic pain in men is often a challenging population for diagnosis and treatment in the medical community.  A majority of the men that I treat come in with a…

Chronic Pelvic Pain: De-Mystifying Referred Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain: De-Mystifying Referred Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain is a challenge for health care providers of all specialties.  The symptoms experienced by patients with pelvic pain vary drastically between individuals. This variety makes diagnosis and…

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Stress

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Stress

It seems that we are all stressed these days—over busy with work, kids, home management, the world’s ills.  Our bodies and brains are changed by the constant barrage of stressful…

Relief from Chronic Pelvic Pain

I met Jenn and Sarah in 2011 after almost a year of searching for the cause of my pelvic pain.  The pain had become so severe it was disrupting both…

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