/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

When Bladder Treatments Don’t Work For IC/BPS: It’s Time For A New Approach

Clinging To Old Treatments For IC/BPS Could Hold You Back If you had been diagnosed with IC/BPS forty years ago, odds are you would have been prescribed antibiotics, given urethral dilations and/or referred to a psychiatrist under the mistaken assumption that IC was all in your heads. Twenty years ago, that same patient might have [...]

By |2017-11-22T23:58:26+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Flares, Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Pain Care, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain, Women's Health|Comments Off on When Bladder Treatments Don’t Work For IC/BPS: It’s Time For A New Approach

Do you believe that pelvic floor muscles can cause IC symptoms?

Despite research studies which have shown that pelvic floor myofascial release can dramatically improve IC symptoms more effectively than EVERY oral medication tested, many if not most patients simply do not believe that their pelvic floor muscles can be causing their bladder symptoms. One non-believer was IC patient Janet R, who fiercely doubted that there was [...]

By |2017-01-31T08:42:00+00:00February 19th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Do you believe that pelvic floor muscles can cause IC symptoms?

September is IC Awareness Month – 2015 Press Release Hits The Wires

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 [...]

By |2017-01-31T10:00:11+00:00September 4th, 2015|Awareness, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on September is IC Awareness Month – 2015 Press Release Hits The Wires

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines Updated by AUA in Fall 2014

The American Urological Association (AUA) released a new update to their 2011 Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). The original guidelines included research studies up through 2009. This new revision includes research studies through 2013. Read the amended guidelines here! “Although the science relevant to IC/BPS is continually improving [...]

By |2017-01-31T10:56:23+00:00October 21st, 2014|Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction|Comments Off on Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines Updated by AUA in Fall 2014

IC Awareness Month Daily Fact #4 – Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and IC Often Co-Exist

The role of the pelvic floor muscles in bladder and/or pelvic pain is often underestimated. Urologists have found pelvic floor muscles "as tight as rubber bands" when examining interstitial cystitis patients. Patients with pelvic floor dysfunction may have difficulty starting their urine stream or feel as if something is falling out of them. Vaginal burning is a [...]

By |2017-01-31T12:32:10+00:00September 4th, 2014|Awareness, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction|Comments Off on IC Awareness Month Daily Fact #4 – Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and IC Often Co-Exist

Great New IC Book Released – The Proactive Patient: Managing IC/BPS and Related Conditions by Gaye and Andrew Sandler

Gaye & Andrew Sandler have released their first new book in a decade for men, women & children struggling with IC and its many related conditions. What sets this husband and wife team apart from so many other authors who have written about interstitial cystitis is their focus on patient comfort. In The Proactive Patient: Managing [...]

By |2017-01-31T12:37:49+00:00August 4th, 2014|Awareness, ICN Shop & Mail Order Center, Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Jill's Journal, News, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Great New IC Book Released – The Proactive Patient: Managing IC/BPS and Related Conditions by Gaye and Andrew Sandler

Female Triathletes At Risk For Pelvic Floor Disorders

Were you an athlete before you developed bladder and/or pelvic pain? One of the trends currently being tracked in patients struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder/pelvic pain disorders is a history of athletics. A new study presented at the 2014 American Urogynecologic Society Scientific meeting has shown a direct relationship between long distance endurance [...]

By |2017-01-31T12:38:44+00:00July 28th, 2014|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain, Research, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Female Triathletes At Risk For Pelvic Floor Disorders

IC Strongly Associated With Vulvodynia, Endometriosis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Do you have vulvar pain in addition to your IC? How about a history of endometriosis? Struggling with tight pelvic floor muscles? You are certainly not alone. We've long known that there was a connection between IC and other conditions of the pelvis. Researchers in Italy gathered the essential incidence data demonstrating that a diagnosis [...]

Why It Hurts Down There – Prevention Covers Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Prevention Magazine released a fabulous article, "Why It Hurts Down There", which discusses how pelvic floor dysfunction can be the cause of many pelvic pain conditions, such as IC, vulvodynia, constipation and so forth. It shares two compelling patient stories who, after many physician visits, finally discovered that the pelvic floor muscles, specifically pelvic floor [...]

By |2017-01-31T13:11:13+00:00April 10th, 2014|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Men's Health, Must Reads, Pain Care, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Why It Hurts Down There – Prevention Covers Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

April 2014 ICN E-Newsletter Released!

The latest issue of our free e-newsletter, currently read buy more than 27,000 patients, is available for your review! Read it now at: https://www.ic-network.com/newsletters/ezine0414.html In this issue we discuss: Upcoming Patient Conferences in Alaska and New York The New IC Optimist Released, our quarterly patient magazine Popular Doctors in CA and PA Changing Practices Got [...]