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Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Oct. 1, 2015) – Investigators from Cedars-Sinai and the Durham Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center are teaming up to develop a better understanding of interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder disease that has few effective treatment options.
A $3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will support the research […]
by Maggie Damken
Being a college student is hard, and it’s even harder when you’re also an IC patient. IC, short for Interstitial Cystitis, is a chronic pain condition that affects the bladder and pelvis, and for many of us, the pain can be devastating. I developed IC as a freshman in high school, and by […]
by Hope Engel
I have had interstitial cystitis (1C) since April 2010. Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) and most likely pudendal neuralgia followed it’s evil partner in pain not long after. Like all of my fellow IC warriors, I would like nothing more than for both to miraculously take a hike from my body forever so I […]
Physical Therapy May Resolve Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Prostatitis
Released: 1-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise — (Santa Rosa, CA) For the millions of men and women struggling with recurring bladder and/or prostate pain, finding relief for their symptoms can be difficult. Many have taken antibiotics for years under the mistaken impression that they have an […]
The most exciting time of the year for the IC community, IC Awareness Month, begins today, September 1st, as patients around the world unite to educate others about IC. We invite you to participate! Here’s how you can help!
1. NOMINATE YOUR DOCTOR or PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Do you have a doctor or physical therapist who treats you wonderfully? […]
Providing Relief From Bladder and Pelvic Pain Issues With Neuromodulation
Source: Beaumont Health
(Editors Note – Neuromodulation is a Step Four treatment option in the AUA Guidelines for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. There are two forms of neuromodulation: (1) post tibial nerve stimulation (aka Urgent PC) and (2) sacral/pudendal neurostimulation (aka Interstim). Because the latter has […]
If a picture speaks a thousand words, then the art of Atara Schimmel speaks volumes about pelvic pain and pudendal neuralgia. She’s just won the ADA poster contest sponsored by the city of Boston for her entry “We Will Be Heard,” one of her Project Angel series which is dedicated to raising awareness for pelvic […]
Twenty five years ago this month, the American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to stem the tide of layoffs and overt discrimination that occurred (and sadly still occurs) in workplaces across America. Earlier this month, I blogged about IC hero Bard Alan Finlan who spent years struggling with Verizon over his request for reasonable accommodation […]