This landmark treatment for men and women who suffer from pelvic pain and urinary dysfunction was developed at the Stanford University Urology Department. Here is a summary excerpt from the book:
”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.
”Understanding this pain, anxiety and tension cycle has allowed us to create an effective treatment. Our program breaks the cycle by rehabilitating the shortened pelvic muscles and connective tissue supporting the pelvic organs while simultaneously using a specific methodology to modify the tendency to tighten the muscles of the pelvic floor when under stress.”
This book has received rave reviews from health care providers and individuals who suffer from both chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain. This 6th edition includes a specific chapter on women’s pelvic pain and the treatment of it, while the rest of the book addresses both men and women and their concerns.
If you or someone you love struggles with chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain (which encompasses way more than you might think, including chronic pain in the buttocks, coccyx and lower back), we strongly recommend this book. It includes a home-treatment program for those who do not have access to a pelvic-floor therapist so you don’t have to live with the pain any longer.
David Wise, PhD and Rodney Anderson, M.D. 413 pp.