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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 me ...
 
He can call it the peenie, the weiner, the ding dong; she can call it the hoo-ha, the vajayjay, the cooch. Maybe we just stick with the penis, the vagina. Or refer to ‘the area’ or ‘down there.’ We can call it anything that makes you feel comfortable, but we’re going to talk about it. Get in the know ‘down below' with Dr. Susie Gronski and her guests as she demystifies the stigmas around sexual health and taboo subjects like poop and private parts. Dr. Susie Gronski is a doctor of physical t ...
 
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PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. PAINWeek 2018 will be held September 4-8 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.The annual conference presents 120+ hours of continuing medical education courses and master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite events geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in p ...
 
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The prevalence of back pain continues in spite of the many treatments available, without any single treatment being a panacea. In routine clinical practice there has been a tendency of clinical examinations to become more cursory, largely influenced by increasing demands of time and arguably an overreliance upon technology. It has been suggeste ...…
 
When pelvic pain strikes, the impact is catastrophic. In this talk, we will uncover how the musculoskeletal system contributes to this debilitating condition. Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction is associated with pelvic pain, and prevalence estimates in various pelvic pain conditions, including endometriosis, vulvodynia, and painful bladder syndro ...…
 
Throbbing. Burning. Pain with erections. Most men are afraid they won’t get it up; you’re afraid you will -- because it hurts down there. But never mind sex, you might even have trouble sitting down. Simple, everyday things like driving, working at your desk, or going to the bathroom have turned into Mt. Everest. You don’t have to live like thi ...…
 
Lower back pain is the most common reason to see a physician for pain and the number one cause of disability. Some patients with lower back pain eventually require spinal surgery. Unfortunately, 20% to 40% of these patients will develop failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS or FBS) after the first surgery. FBSS, also known as postlaminectomy syndr ...…
 
Behavioral and psychological interventions for pain management have often been included in patient care as a last resort, a place to turn to when biomedical interventions fail to yield sustained amelioration in pain symptoms. Such an approach disregards research which has long suggested that patient outcomes are improved when incorporating psyc ...…
 
This presentation will focus on mindfulness meditation as an approach to building resilience and will highlight the speaker’s findings regarding the neural mechanisms whereby mindfulness might improve pain by building brain resilience. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2017)
 
You put what where?! Yup, even prostates deserve some fun. Butt play isn’t for everyone but if you’re the adventurous type and want to explore what a prograsm is all about, then listen up ‘cause this show’s for you. Perk up your rears, ahem, I mean your ears. Here’s what you’ll learn: - What the evidence says about prostate massage for prostati ...…
 
Despite high prevalence and seemingly continuous attention, the clinical challenges associated with assessing, treating, and managing patients with chronic pain continue to persist. Many different forces are at play and responsible for this frequently frustrating situation and, as is often the case, the person with the most at risk is the patie ...…
 
In today’s episode, Dr. Breann has one helluva story to share with you. Dr. Breann is a fellow pelvic health therapist and a visceral manipulation practitioner. After enduring several significant pelvic traumas in her early 20's, Dr. Breann constantly dealt with pelvic pain, painful intercourse, and urinary woes. All of which she was told she w ...…
 
Traditional medical and rehabilitation training programs teach clinicians to frame an explanation of body pain in terms of anatomy and biomechanics. As intuitive as this may be, what we say is often not what patients hear. Research has demonstrated that use of common terms such as “degeneration,” “wear and tear,” or even “chronic” is associated ...…
 
Understanding pain can be challenging, and using models or theories can simplify the complex. When treating people who have persistent pain, having a framework to reference is imperative, informative, and supports clinical reasoning. What is the gate control theory? Who introduced the neuromatrix? And what does Bayesian statistical modeling hav ...…
 
Many patients receiving opioids will need to be switched from one to another during therapy or at least from one dosage formulation or route of administration to another. During this session, practitioners learn to recognize clinical situations in which opioid switching would be appropriate. Attendees will also work on a problem set designed to ...…
 
In order to successfully clinically manage pain, it is essential to begin with an understanding of the underlying mechanisms responsible for its generation. A skillful approach based upon better knowledge concerning the anatomical structures, pathways, and events that result in pain is more likely to lead to effective clinical management of pai ...…
 
This session will explore some of the challenges resulting from the recent “Decade of Pain.” Clearly, the overuse of opioids and, to some extent, the solutions proposed to curtail the misuse of prescription drugs has led to a shift in how we diagnose and how we treat substance use disorders in this often challenging patient population. (Recorde ...…
 
There are many changes in the body composition of the older adult that can lead to altered effects of drug therapies. Symptom management in the older adult can be complicated as many of the drugs which we use are amongst those recommended to be avoided in this population. It is critical to understand the metabolic changes that occur as we age a ...…
 
Multiple medical conditions are associated with myelopathies (spinal cord disorder). This course will provide an overview of the multiple causes of myelopathy, as well as approaches to their diagnosis and treatment. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2017)
 
2016 was not a good year to be on the wrong side of medical necessity when it came to drug testing and ongoing prescribing of controlled medication or substance abuse treatment programs. 2017 is likely to be an expensive year for those who do not proactively take steps to understand medical necessity for drug testing, prescribing controlled med ...…
 
Today’s guest is possibly the best expert that you’ll ever get to know. Michael Hodge is an expert in navigating his way out of pelvic pain. I always tell my patients that they’re the number one expert in treating themselves because no one knows you better than yourself. I met Michael from watching his intimate interview with Dr. Bri Grogan on ...…
 
Multiple clinical treatment guidelines have been published regarding headache and pain management. However, many have questioned the benefit of such clinical guidelines for the treatment of individual patients. This course will review key published treatment guidelines for migraine, interventional pain management, chronic opioid use, neuropathi ...…
 
Dysmenorrhea is the most common pain disorder among women, estimated to affect 40% to 90% of women in their reproductive years. Up to 20% of women report menstrual pain severe enough to interfere with usual activities. As such, it is a leading cause of school and work absenteeism in young women. Despite its high prevalence and negative impact o ...…
 
This presentation will highlight common procedures used for pain reduction, their evidence base, and a basic description of how each procedure is performed. We will primarily review epidural steroid injections, facet joint blocks and denervation, sacroiliac joint injections and denervation, myofascial pain, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathe ...…
 
Hey ladies (and gents), I’ve got a great In Your Pants episode for you today. It’s all about the vah-jay-jay. Yay! I chat it up with, the spunky and fun, Dr. Danielle Jones, MD otherwise known as “Mama Doctor Jones” Dr. Jones is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and an advocate for female super women trying to merge medicine and all things that come ...…
 
Erythromelagia is a rare and potentially devastating syndrome associated with severe heat and burning pain, and redness involving the skin of the hands or feet or both. The study of this disorder has led to the discovery of new insights into pain pathophysiology as well as new treatments. This course will describe not only the syndrome but how ...…
 
Per the department of Health and Human Services, opioid related overdose deaths have increased almost 400% over the last 18 years. This shift has yielded heightened scrutiny of prescribing practices, and opioids have subsequently fallen out of favor as a first-line treatment for chronic pain. In this changing landscape of pain care, it is more ...…
 
Although opioids remain an important tool in aiding the management of pain in the United States, the balance between the potential benefits and harms must be considered. Some specific harms are manifested in the abuse of opioids for nonmedical purposes. The primary access to prescribable opioids for abuse is through illegal diversion. Those abu ...…
 
Today we’re going 50 Shades of Grey on you! Talkin’ about all things sex, bondage, and kinky stuff. To help answer all of our burning questions I’ve got the sexy Dr. “Kinje” Brooks coming to us live from Arkansas. Nope, we're not in Kansas anymore friends. Dr. Brooks is a doctor of physical therapy who focuses on both pelvic and gendered health ...…
 
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.…
 
Prostate cancer is common. By the time a man reaches 50 years old, he’s got a 42% chance of developing prostate cancer but very few actually die from prostate cancer itself. So don’t freak out! It’s common to find prostate, cancerous cells in younger men and it’s normal to increase with age. It’s only a small percentage that experience symptoms ...…
 
When Aunt flow comes around, you get moody, bitchy, and cramps are normal. What if I told you that was all bullsh*t? Don’t just take my word for it, listen to the show and find out for yourself. I've got the period girl, Nicole Jardim, on the show today giving you the secrets on how to fix your period blues. Buh-Bye Aunt Flo'!…
 
Dr. Oz got it all wrong when he said men don’t have pelvic floors. I wonder what keeps his poop and pee off the floor? In today’s In Your Pants episode, I chat with Karl Monahan, a sports and advanced clinical massage therapist who specializes in men’s pelvic health. In 2004, Karl lost a testicle due to a bacterial infection and has been flying ...…
 
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.…
 
Suffering and loss doesn’t have to be a drag. Today's guest, Lorraine Faehndrich, says that “pelvic pain IS the motivating factor!” It’s the wake up call your life needs to initiate change. A change that you’re body’s been whispering to you for years before it started screaming out you.
 
Have you ever wondered why you get morning wood? Movember is Men’s Health Month and what better way to celebrate than to talk about boners with my good friend and naturopathic physician Dr. Ralph Esposito. I just had to invite him back for a second episode to answer all your questions about testosterone, boners, and male fertility (yup, it take ...…
 
Dr. Justin shares his cultural experiences with sexual health in China and the difference between the American way of life, how tampons are shocking, and how you can still have sex even when your back hurts. You wouldn’t believe this, but babies in China wear crotch less diapers! Find out what pooping is like in China using a squatter and why t ...…
 
Practice Extended Paradoxical relaxation to quiet down the noises on the inside.
 
Today on the show, Susie welcomes intimacy coach, and inventor of The WaterSlyde Maureen Pollack. Maureen believes in removing the stigma surrounding sexual health and personal hygiene empowering women in all stages of life to embrace intimacy through coaching and lifestyle products. Maureen Pollack is an inventor and intimacy coach, who believ ...…
 
Today Susie welcomes Dr. Ralph Esposito. They talk about guys getting over being uncomfortable going to see the doctor and finally taking care of what is in THEIR pants. Dr. Esposito is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and functional medicine practitioner. His precise and personalized style embodies a progressive approach to me ...…
 
Susie talks with Marika Zandstra, Physical Therapist/Pelvic Rehab Specialist Thanks for listening! http://drsusieg.com/
 
Susie is joined by Shelby Hadden, a writer, speaker, and documentary filmmaker whose work explores issues of gender and identity. They discuss Shelby's personal story as well as her current film, Tightly Wound, is a short animated film about her personal experience with chronic pelvic pain, based on her essay that was published in BUST Magazine ...…
 
Management of acute pain following surgery or trauma requiring opioid treatment can be particularly challenging in patients with substance use disorders. This session will explore ways to optimize analgesic care, keep patients safe, and promote behavioral consequences that are just and equitable in patients with active heroin use during hospita ...…
 
This presentation will review the consequences of not adequately addressing postoperative acute pain, strategies for balancing analgesia against opioid related adverse events in this setting, and new approaches on the horizon. Postoperative acute pain continues to be undertreated in a large number of cases. This may be due to a wide variety of ...…
 
EDs are searching for new ways to treat pain that are rapid, safe, and effective. The search for new options is being driven by the national outcry to decrease opioid prescribing, pressure to see patients faster, decrease ED length of stay, and prevent readmissions while still treating pain and suffering and obtaining positive patient satisfact ...…
 
Acute pain is associated with negative outcomes; therefore, efforts to prevent and control pain are necessary. Goals for acute postoperative pain management include reducing the incidence and severity of pain, particularly that which impacts patient function such as movement; minimizing side effects from analgesics; preventing postoperative com ...…
 
Chronic pain affects 100 million US adults. It is the #1 reason people are out of work. It is the leading reason that people seek medical attention, costing the nation upwards of $635 billion annually--more than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Given the burden of unmanaged pain in terms of human suffering, societal burden, and hea ...…
 
Chart documentation is important in any practice, but even more so when working with chronic pain patients. The treatment of chronic pain management comes with increased potential for litigation. There are important steps that prescribers must take with their documentation to lessen that risk. As a case reviewer and expert witness, I will highl ...…
 
Opioid emergencies have risen with the increase in prescribing of opioids. It is imperative that prescribers of opioids know when to coprescribe naloxone therapy to their patients. It goes beyond the patient suspected of misuse and abuse. This presentation will focus on the patients you might not consider at risk for an opioid overdose.…
 
Although opioids remain an important tool in aiding the management of pain in the United States, the balance between the potential benefits and harms must be considered. Some specific harms are manifested in the abuse of opioids for nonmedical purposes. The primary access to prescribable opioids for abuse is through illegal diversion. Those abu ...…
 
Millions of patients each year suffer from acute pain as a result of trauma, illness, or surgery. Pain is the most common reason for admission to the emergency department (ED), comprising more than 40% of the over 100 million ED visits annually. The prevalence of intense acute pain is similarly high among patients undergoing surgery: in the Uni ...…
 
This session will explore an interdisciplinary team approach for the treatment of pain and autonomic dysfunction and will look closely at chronic pain as a biopsychosocial disease. A pharmacotherapy guide for CRPS will be reviewed, along with a comparison of FM and MPS and treatments for diabetic neuropathy.…
 
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