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by Rodney Anderson,David Wise

This groundbreaking book describes the Wise-Anderson Protocol for muscle-related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. The Wise-Anderson Protocol involves the treatment of muscle-related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, levator ani syndrome, among other related diagnoses affecting some twenty million men and women in the United States. Specifically, The 6th edition of A Headache in the Pelvis adds new research recently published in the Journal of Urology done by the Wise-Anderson team describing the relationship of painful trigger points that refer and re-create specific symptoms of pelvic pain, new research done at Stanford on the relationship between early morning anxiety and those with pelvic pain, and firsthand stories from women who have undergone the Wise-Anderson Protocol, along with other new sections.
Download A Headache in the Pelvis, a New Expanded 6th Edition: A New Understanding and Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes epub
ISBN: 0972775552
ISBN13: 978-0972775557
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Diseases & Physical Ailments
Author: Rodney Anderson,David Wise
Language: English
Publisher: National Center For Pelvic Pain; 6 Revised edition (March 1, 2012)
Pages: 581 pages
ePUB size: 1154 kb
FB2 size: 1708 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 149
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This book really saved me from the truly terrible situation. I had suddenly developed pain and a variety of symptoms related to the prostate area, and saw the urologist assuming it was some kind of prostate infection or other kind of prostate problem. The doctor checked out my prostate but couldn't find anything wrong. Never the less, over the next three months I was prescribed three different sets of antibiotics, which did nothing to help the prostate problem but did mess me up physically in many other ways. Luckily I was smart enough to keep doing research on my own, and discovered that so-called prostate problems often stem from other causes. What I discovered was that at some point, from stress, I was actually unconsciously clenching my butt, (along with clenching my jaw and holding my breath) and creating a kind of chronic strain, that was showing up as muscle fatigue and pain, which was creating problems around the prostate, and producing all of the symptoms typical of prostate problems. When I was able to become conscious of what I was doing and stop doing it, as well as using the techniques in the book to return the muscles to normal functioning, my pain went away and so did all the symptoms. The urologist was totally useless to me in this situation. He had no clue that there were other causes of prostate-connected symptoms. Although it's an embarrassing topic, I wanted to share my story so that hopefully no other man has to go through when I went through.
This is an excellent book for anyone who suffers any type of abdominal, pelvic, or low back pain without some known reason. The book explains very well how we who have ever had any type of trauma to these areas from the past have developed chronic muscle tension (guarding) causing less blood supply to organs and other tissues resulting in many different diagnosed illnesses that may be misdiagnosed. They talk about the physical, emotional, spiritual connection in your body and the fight flight and freeze response. If you've ever suffered from unexplained pelvic pain this book is a must. I had a low back fusion 16 yrs ago and even though I've done stretching and exersize I suffered from everything from acid reflex to constipation all because of the muscles in my abdomain, buttocks and back being continually clenched. This book helps you understand how to bring yourself relief and get those overly tight muscles to release. I think every Doctor should read this book.... It would certainly help them to better understand their patients that suffer with this instead of the patient going home discouraged because the Dr. couldn't find anything wrong. I have suffered extreme pelvic anxiety on and off in the middle of the night all because my pelvic muscles have been so tight and not one Dr has had a clue as to why. Great info in this book, money well worth spending for me anyway.
Really a revelation. Extremely helpful, potentially life-restoring. A multidisciplinary approach, physical and psychological. If you have longterm, mysterious pelvic pain, it will address your condition and offer real ways out. One small complaint: it needs to make more of an effort to address women, not just as a variant or subset of the male condition. But it will still help women in a potentially lifechanging way.
My son has found this to be remarkable in every sense. He has been suffering from many of the described symptoms, suffering silently and alone. This book is not only helpful from the explanation point of view, explaining the condition, but has offered numerous exercises which he has found very helpful in alleviating symptoms, and most importantly, helping him feel that he is not all alone in this, that he doesn't have to suffer alone. He requested I read some of the book, which was so very helpful for me; it helped articulate what he could not describe, so that I could better understand what he is going through. Without a doubt, this book is a must-buy, for those suffering from this condition and for those who are close to someone going through this. Deepest gratitude to Dr. Wise and his colleagues for compiling all of this information and putting together this book!!
I wish I had read this book years ago...before countless doctors and surgery. You would not believe how many healthcare professionals will experiment on you when they don't know what the problem is...until you go through it. If you have terrible pelvic pain, do yourself a favor and read this book. Worth every penny. sliver
What I like about this book is the acknowledgement and implementation of the great myofascial pain discoveries of Travell and Simons. Trigger point massage is one of the most underrated practices in medicine and healing arts. I also like that it puts an emphasis on breathing and deep relaxation. One of the main problems I had with this book was the tone in which the speaker addressed the reader. It speaks to you in a way that sounds like they are speaking to a Kindergartner who lost their teddy bear. There is good information here if you can get past the nauseating language of the authors.

Side Note: In my particular case, practicing Tai Chi Chuan (Yang Style) healed my pelvic floor dysfunction more than anything else and I would strongly suggest looking into it.
It is a good, well-written book, but it did not address my particular problem. The friend who recommended it did not really listen to my explanation, and assumed it was the same problem she suffers from. Good intentions.
It gives much info on the problem. It's good to hear it from others that have been thru it.