Living with pain can be a miserable existence, but the Australian Pain Management Association (APMA) gives hope that with the right treatment and life skills, your pain will improve and you can enjoy life again. APMA is a non-profit organisation [...]
This is a brilliant website! Have you ever been in so much pain you found it too hard to speak? Dumb question, of course you have, you're on a PN website. Well the mypainfeelslike.com website includes a pain questionnaire where [...]
Jane Muirhead, is an Occupational Therapist and Principal of Easpain. As a migraine and headache sufferer for many years herself, Jane understands what it is like to live with a long-term pain condition. She is committed to sharing the benefits she has received from positive lifestyle changes, including mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga with people who suffer from persistent pain conditions.
(excerpt from ...chronicpainaustralia.org.au) Australia's THIRD National Pain Week. People in pain a national health priority! This year we are also building on the petition started last year. Pharmacies and Libraries will have these petitions available for people to sign and [...]
Thanks to Barry who contacted me in hope of creating awareness for male PN, I've been alerted to another great Pelvic Pain Centre, this time in California. Of course I can't speak from first hand experience but what I've read [...]
Before I get into PN versus PNE, I want to first give you a brief explanation of the physiology of the pudendal nerve and the diagnosis of PN. The pudendal nerve is a large nerve that arises from the S2, S3, and S4 nerve roots in the sacrum, and divides into three branches—the inferior rectal nerve, the perineal branch, and the dorsal clitoral/penile branch. The nerve travels a tortuous course through the pelvis to innervate: • the majority of the pelvic floor muscles, • the perineum, • the perianal area, • the distal third of the urethra • part of the anal canal • the skin of the vulva, the clitoris, portions of the labia in women, • and the penis and scrotum in men. The pudendal nerve travels a torturous course through the pelvis. Patients with PN can have tingling, stabbing, and/or shooting pain anywhere in the territory of the nerve. Symptoms include vulvar or penile pain, perineal pain, anal pain, clitoral pain, and pain at the ischial tuberosities as well as pain with bowel movements, urination, and orgasm.
The kindness of the pain world just keeps on delivering... The time and effort specialists take to email and share their resources and offer advice for pelvic pain / Pundendal Neuralgia (PN) is astounding and something that moves me so much. Having the website setup to be able to pass the information on is the ultimate. The chronic pain world is hellish, but like many of life's screaming contrasts, for all the hellish qualities of pain comes a community that offers warmth, understanding, support, sacrifice, and the utmost kindness. I can go on but my point is, I've found another brilliant pain centre and I want to share it. Quickly. Are you in the Netherlands? I believe you're a phone call away from changing your pain situation (and participating in a ping pong game after your appointment!).
HOPE is probably our best online resource for PN, the forum in particular is full of great advice and information from practitioners and patients, around the world including of course, Australia/NZ. HOPE is a charitable organization that offers support and [...]
I’m sure there are more practitioners and therapists helping with Chronic Pelvic Pain but these are the ones I have been in touch with or have been referred to from other specialists. Please let me know if you have been [...]
(Image left: from Leon's FB page showing his support for my website) From Leon Chaitow's website Welcome to my revamped website (fully redesigned and built by my daughter Sasha). Whether this is your first, or a return, visit – please [...]