Why Pelvic Pain Hurts
Weave through the stigma and complexities of chronic pelvic pain to discover what's causing your pain and start your journey to recovery.
The more you know about pain, the better off you'll be. Why Pelvic Pain Hurts: Neuroscience Education for Patients with Pelvic Pain teaches you the truth about your chronic pelvic pain: what it is, how the brain and nervous system collaborate to create pain, and how you can finally find relief.
Written by physical therapists Adriaan Louw, Sandra Hilton and Carolyn Vandyken.
Illustrated. Softcover; 70 pages. Non-returnable.
Read the book review in Advance for PT
Read the book review in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Women's Health Division newsletter (scroll to page 8)
Many people suffer from chronic pelvic pain, but it's drastically underreported due to issues like social taboo, shame and privacy concerns. There is also a lack of integrated medical and rehabilitative services for persistent pelvic pain, leaving many pain sufferers without the answers they need. While pelvic pain covers many diagnoses and can have orthopedic, gynecological, gastrointestinal, urological and neuropathic considerations, there is one common link—the pain system.
Tissues generally heal within three to six months. Pain that lasts beyond the normal healing period is more likely due to an extra-sensitive nervous system and how your brain processes information from the body and environment. Yes, the tissues need to be treated, but they're not the only contributor to your pain. Learn about your pelvic pain—research shows that you'll function better, move more easily and experience less pain.
Burning, itching, spasm, sexual problems, and issues bowel and bladder urgency are all protective mechanisms like pain. Why Pelvic Pain Hurts also addresses these issues.
Written by physical therapists Adriaan Louw, Sandra Hilton and Carolyn Vandyken. Illustrated. Softcover; 70 pages.