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Pelvic Pain Podcast|The Real Story About Chronic Pelvic Pain

This podcast is about muscle-related pelvic pain in men and women. Dr. David Wise, co-author of the groundbreaking book “A Headache in the Pelvic,” discusses the frequent misunderstanding and mistreatment of chronic pelvic syndromes, and the relationship between anxiety and pelvic pain. Dr. Wise, who also co-developed “Wise-Anderson Protocol,” a revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University, explains how this Protocol focuses on the importance of self-treatment. Hear stories of men and women who have suffered muscle-related pelvic pain and dysfunction, and have gone through this treatment program.
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Feb 15, 2018

If you think about your problem as something that is out of your realm of understanding, of something that will never heal, something that is unknown and something that is beyond your control, your anxiety level will rise and the environment inside will not be conducive to the relaxation and ultimate resolution and healing of the sore inside.

Dec 21, 2017

In this podcast Dr. Wise discusses the stages of relaxation that support the healing of pelvic floor irritability and spasm associated with pelvic floor pain.  These 3 stages of healing are related to diagnoses of prostatitis/CPPS, pelvic floor dysfunction, levator ani syndrome chronic pelvic pain, coccydynia, among others.

Oct 19, 2017

Practice Extended Paradoxical relaxation to quiet down the noises on the inside.

Apr 25, 2017

In this podcast, I will discuss how anxiety can cause a reflex contraction of the muscles in the pelvis floor, and if one is anxious and worries regularly, this worry can produce a chronic contraction of the muscles of the pelvis that stays contracted. I believe this pelvic tightening is a physical reflex in a certain group of the population, and over time this contraction doesn’t resolve back into relaxed tissue. 

Apr 12, 2017

Many sufferers of chronic pelvic pain syndrome are told that they looked fine. To be told that you don’t look like you have a problem when you are suffering greatly, often leaves you feeling frightened, lost with nowhere to go and catastrophizing about the future.

Apr 12, 2017

This episode discusses how giving drugs for pelvic pain is a band aid to the problem and why eventually this attempted solution fails. 

Mar 8, 2017

This podcast talks about the effect of the biological reaction of fight, flight and freeze on triggering and perpetuating chronic pelvic pain syndromes.

Mar 8, 2017

This podcast explains why self-treatment is the central focus of the Wise-Anderson Protocol for pelvic floor pain.

Mar 8, 2017

This podcast talks about the importance of reducing symptoms through physical and behavior intervention and the limitation of psychotherapy alone.

Mar 8, 2017

In this podcast Paradoxical Relaxation is discussed as the practice of letting go of effort and anxiety.  Paradoxical Relaxation gives patients a way to turn off their own fearful pelvic contraction.

Mar 8, 2017

Paradoxical Relaxation and the practice of being “off duty” create a space to allow muscles to rest and painful pelvic tissue to heal. 

Mar 8, 2017

This podcast talks about the relationships between stress and prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Mar 8, 2017

Deep relaxation is the experience of effortlessness and the practice of moving from a state of doing to a state of being. Large doses of effortlessness are the essential ingredient in relaxing a tight pelvic floor.

Mar 7, 2017

This podcast discuss the local issue of pelvic pain which exists in the larger context of a person’s nervous state. 

Mar 7, 2017

Extended Paradoxical Relaxation is the practice of getting used to being unguarded and quiet, of letting go of anxious thinking and resting in a state significantly free of all thought. In this state, the pelvis can relax. In the state of inner peace the sore, irritated, upset pelvic tissue can heal.

Mar 7, 2017

The Wise-Anderson Protocol form of internal pelvic floor physical therapy addresses certain clusters of trigger points inside and outside of pelvic floor that create and perpetuate chronic pelvic pain

Mar 7, 2017

Catastrophic thinking is typical in those with chronic pelvic pain.  Ending catastrophic thinking lies in a certain form of self-treatment.

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