Articles on Pelvic Pain

Urinary incontinence is not just a normal part of agingDr. Sharon White

One primary behavioral treatment is physical therapy, which may include biofeedback and electrical stimulation to improve pelvic floor muscle strength and function. This is often paired with instructions for bladder training and other techniques, such as urge suppression and dietary changes that patients can incorporate into their daily lives.

Brain reveals triggers for pelvic floor ‘CLENCH’ – The Journal of Neuroscience

The team used electromyographic recordings—which measure the activation of muscle tissue—to show that pelvic floor activation occurred in conjunction with the activation of certain muscles (like the glutes), but not others (like fingers).

Chronic vulvar irritation: could toilet paper be the culprit? – Canadian Family Physician

Our patient suspected the toilet paper she was using in Canada was the causative agent of her chronic vulvitis. Formaldehyde and its reactive derivatives are used in the paper industry to improve the wet-strength and other “valued” characteristics of paper and paper products. 

The neuroscience of holding it University of Southern California

Scientists studying the source of chronic abdominal and pelvic floor pain found an unexpected connection in the brain between the pelvic floor – the muscle responsible for, among other things, keeping you from peeing your pants – and various muscles throughout the body.

 Female triathletes at risk for pelvic floor disorders, other complications

Female triathletes are at risk for pelvic floor disorders, decreased energy, menstrual irregularities and abnormal bone density, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System

Randomized multicenter clinical trial of myofascial physical therapy in women with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome and pelvic floor tenderness. 

A significantly higher proportion of women with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome responded to treatment with myofascial physical therapy than to global therapeutic massage. Myofascial physical therapy may be a beneficial therapy in women with this syndrome.

Musculoskeletal Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain – What a Gynecologist Should Know – American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

A trip to the physio could help banish chronic cystitis

Published Articles by Dr. Jerome Weiss

Pitfalls in the Effective Diagnosis and Treatment of Pudendal Nerve Entrapment, 2004, originally published in International Pelvic Pain Society, Vision, Vol. 13, No. 3.

PT and PNE, 2004, originally published in Advance Magazine for Physical Therapists, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pg. 47.

Pelvic Floor Myofascial Trigger Points:  Manual Therapy for Interstitial Cystitis and the Urgency-Frequency Syndrome, 2001, originally published in Journal of Urology, Vol .166, pg(s) 2226-2231.

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Myofascial Trigger Points, 2000, originally published in The Pain Clinic, December 2000, Vol. 2: No. 6: pgs 13-18.