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Resources for Treating Chronic Pain by the Victoria Pain Specialists (Vicpain) …MY pain team!

By | 2017-12-11T09:42:15+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Learn, Professional Resources, Read, Tips|

Forgive my bossiness but this post comes from a desperate experience that I lived for 4.5 years. That’s a long time for someone with increasing chronic pain levels and not much hope. I felt isolated and alone in a very [...]

Bridge for Pelvic Pain Presents: 1st Annual Pelvic Pain Seminar

By | 2016-05-09T17:36:20+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Learn, Professional Resources|

Full agenda and topics available at www.bridgeforpelvicpain.org Sat, Jul 16 at 8:00 AM, Colorado Springs, CO, United States This seminar will be an immersion in learning about chronic pelvic pain from diagnosis and treatment to the patient perspective encompassing a [...]

Drug dependency lessons from Pharma ads and my two mothers

By | 2017-12-11T09:16:55+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Blog, Learn, Personal resources|

I can’t stand TV as it hurts to sit or lie back and watch but recently, while tuning in to one of the very few shows I do watch, I caught a message from a Pharmaceutical (Pharma) advertisement about pain [...]

A new DVD resource, Healing the Pain ‘Down There’: A Guide for Females with Persistent Genital and Sexual Pain

By | 2017-12-11T16:28:35+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Learn, Professional Resources|

There have been many times during my years of chronic pain where I wondered, ‘Why didn’t I know that?’. Usually, the information is quite basic and I feel as though I’ve been deprived by never knowing something so crucial and [...]

Dr Doidge, Are Some Brains More Plastic than Others?

By | 2017-12-11T13:03:43+00:00 May 30th, 2015|Learn, Professional Resources|

I never shop from my phone, but given Theo and I were away for the weekend (researching our next phase of life), I felt it was worth the risk responding to The School of Life’s Dr Norman Doidge event and [...]

An Integrated Approach to Pelvic Pain

By | 2017-12-11T16:31:59+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Learn, Professional Resources|

An Integrated Approach to Pelvic Pain Interview with Robert J. Echenberg, medical advisory board ICA. What are the challenges of dealing with overlapping pelvic pain conditions? The pelvic region is the busiest region of the body, both functionally and mechanically. We constantly use our pelvic region with all of the obvious bodily functions of elimination, reproduction, sexual pleasure—and we really can’t do any other activities without structurally using our pelvis as well. Plus the stats are astounding—estimates of up to 30 million women and an unknown number of men suffer from CPP in the U.S. alone. Because there are so many conditions that overlap within the pelvis and elsewhere in the body, the biggest challenge to our system itself is that we are not training pelvic pain specialists who look at the whole person and know how to “connect the dots” regarding pain management expertise. The pelvis is divided up into six or seven different specialties, and if you link all the psychological effects and how the body predictably responds to cumulative injury and trauma, unfortunately few of those specialists are currently being taught 21st century pain science. Meanwhile, those trained in pain management commonly fall short in their training of any of the pelvic organ “triggers.” Patients themselves face the biggest challenge in their quest for someone who recognizes that so many of these overlapping illnesses are really connected.