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The Peripheral Nervous System, Interstitial Cystitis, and Pelvic Pain The Peripheral Nervous System, Interstitial Cystitis, and Pelvic Pain
February 19, 2018
I had the pleasure of attending Dr. Kenneth Peters’ lecture on the role of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) in the development and management of pelvic pain. Kenneth Peters, MD is a urologist practicing at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oaks, MI, who specializes in treating complex pelvic pain including interstitial cystitis. For more information on Dr. Peters, check out his website here.

Positive Affect Helps Mitigate Chronic Pain: Building a Positive Piggy Bank Positive Affect Helps Mitigate Chronic Pain: Building a Positive Piggy Bank
February 12, 2018
Many patients find that managing chronic pelvic pain conditions can sometimes be difficult. Oftentimes there is no one “thing” or pathology that symptoms can be tied to which, understandingly, can be frustrating or overwhelming. More accurately, chronic pelvic pain is a complex interaction of both physiological and psychosocial components. It is not only the body but the mind and the environment that can contribute to a pain experience.


2017 Meeting Videos Now Available
The Video presentations from the 2017 IPPS Annual Meeting/3rd World Congress of Abdominal and Pelvic Pain held in Washington DC are now available online for member access.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Management in Women: An Integrative Approach
Two weeks ago, PAINWeek 2017 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kathryn Witzeman, MD, FACOG, gave a presentation focusing on integrative modalities for the treatment of female chronic pelvic pain. During her presentation, Dr. Witzeman discussed a wide range of integrative modalities. To learn more about Dr. Witzeman's talk, please view the Clinical Pain Advisor's conference coverage.

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