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  • 00:54

    Medical Sociologist, Jane Leserman, Discusses Abuse, Trauma, and Pelvic Pain

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    Dr. Jane Leserman, who will be speaking at the International Pelvic Pain Society conference this October, is a medical sociologist and retired Professor from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  The focus of her research has been on how stress and traumatic life events (e.g., sexual and physical abuse) affect long-term physical and mental health.  Specifically, she has examined the effects of stress and trauma on patients with gastrointestinal disorders, pelvic pain and those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  Her research has shown that trauma and stress are associated with many diverse and severe health effects years after these events.  Stress has been related to faster progression to AIDS and increased risk for mortality among the HIV infected.  Patients being seen for chronic pelvic pain and gastrointestinal disorders have worse health status (more health visits, poorer function, more pain) if they have a history of trauma. Dr. Leserman’s research has been the inspiration behind her becoming a member of the board of her local agency to prevent domestic violence.  Dr. Leserman has authored and co-authored over 100 papers on topics concerning psychosomatic and behavioral medicine. 


    You will not want to miss this one-hour discussion on her research behind the role of physical and sexual abuse and trauma within the diagnoses of chronic pelvic pain disorders. This will be a sneak preview of her larger lecture at the International Pelvic Pain Society conference in October (www.pelvicpain.org). 

  • 01:04

    Painful Bladder Syndrome/ IC - What it is and how to treat it

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    Dr. Charles Butrick is a practicing Urogynecologist in Overland Park, Kansas who has a practice dedicated to interstitial cystitis, the management of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic floor reconstruction and pelvic pain disorders. 


    This show discusses what is Painful Bladder Syndrome, it's symptoms and how to diagnosis and treat this condition.


    Links to resources discussed during this show:



    Dr. Butrick's Urogynecology Center, Overland Park, KS      
    IC Network Website
    Find a Women's Health PT in your area 
    International Pelvic Pain Society Website 


     


     

  • 00:59

    The body, mind & brain in pelvic pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach

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    Our guest for this show was, Carolyn Vandyken, BHSc, PT, Cred MDT, CCMA (acup). She is the co-owner of Pelvic Health Solutions, a post-graduate education company dedicated to training physiotherapists, midwives, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals on pelvic floor function. She is also the Clinical Practice Leader in Pelvic Health for Centric Health where she mentors and trains pelvic health physiotherapists throughout Canada.


    To learn more, please visit Pelvic Health for Centric Health and Pelvic Health Solutions


    Patient Education:  


    Brainman Youtube Videos


    Overcome Pain, Live Well Again 


    Why Pelvic Pain Hurts Booklet 


    Pelvic Pain Solutions Website  


    Therapist and Patient Resources for Persistent Pain


    New Therapeutic Exercise for Pain

  • 00:30

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  • 01:22

    Dr. Mario Castellanos: Understanding The Differences in your Chronic Pelvic Pain

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    Join our original "Pelvic Messenger" Elisabeth Oas, as she interviews Dr. Mario Castellano of Phoenix Arizona. He is here to discuss some of the underlying causes of the biggest diagnoses chronic pelvic pain patients deal with. While many of us, have IC, Endo, Pudendal Neuralgia and more...we also often might have other diagnoses going on we are unaware of, that are either mimicking these bigger players or making them worse. In either case treating these other diagnoses is important to feeling better!! I think we can all agree that being able to recognize the subtle differences in our pelvic pain can be hard, especially when everything is hurting at once. Tune into this show to help yourself with gaining the insight on how to do this!!


    Dr. Castellanos expertise includes pudendal neuralgia, pelvic congestion syndrome, pelvic floor muscle spasms, interstitial cystitis, and pain related to vaginal mesh procedures. He has special skills in pudendal nerve decompression surgery, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, and Botox trigger point injections. He is also a fellowship trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon for the treatment of complex pelvic pathology and pelvic pain.


     He has presented at national congregations and published on various topics related to chronic pelvic pain. He is an active member of the AAGL and the International Pelvic Pain Society. It was his research and work presented at the 2014 IPPS annual conference, that inspired us to have him on the show! Discussing these very complicated and critical topics can make a world of difference for the overall well being for the patient living with pelvic pain.


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • 01:01

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us for thought provoking discussion that is sure to raise questions. 

  • 00:58

    Urologist and CPP Specialist, Dr. Jeannette Potts, Discusses Male Pelvic Pain

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    Urologist and chronic pelvic pain specialist, Dr. Jeannette Potts, joins us from the West Coast today as she discusses her work within the field of pelvic pain in men. She will specifically be discussing the role of Prostatitis and Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome. She will also discuss why she chooses to focus on men and the issue around gendered medicine.


    After practicing at the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological Institute for 15 years, Dr. Potts realized she needed to find a better way to provide more holistic care to men suffering from Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes (UCPPS). During her tenure at the Cleveland Clinic she became more subspecialized, focusing her work in prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain, and psychosexual well-being. Dr. Potts was named among the "best Urologists" in North East Ohio, by Cleveland Magazine.


    She has been a passionate collaborator with the NIH and the IPCN, to advance research and care of patients suffering from UCPPS. She has published numerous articles in urology and family medicine and has given over 100 lectures on UCPPS and related topics, as an invited speaker at medical and urological conferences world-wide.


    Dr. Potts is Assistant Clinical Instructor, on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland.


     


     

  • 01:18

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us tonight as we venture into Word Assassinations. Word Assassinations are those words or phrases that were spoken to you as a child that were merely meant to intimidate and or control children into behaving or doing something. For many those words lay dormant in their souls and have been proven to be repeated to their offspirng and some cases has cause that now adult to be stagnant due to a lack of confidence, low self-esteem and a feeling of unworthiness. Three males speak from various perspectives.    

  • 01:10

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    On this episode of processing the pain Author Carlita Hodges the original Basketball Wife shares her journey of being married to a celebrity athlete and the pain she had to process, to step into purpose and begin to partake in God's promises. The founder of Purple Bottom Foundation, she is making strides in bringing awareness to Domestic Violence. Her story is one of tradgedy turned triumph.    

  • 01:10

    Dr. Alexandra Milspaw: Healing Chronic Pain, Trauma, & Stress with Neurotherapy

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    Alex Milspaw, PhD, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in private practice specializing in the treatment of trauma and chronic pelvic and sexual pain disorders. She earned her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University and her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University. She is certified in Consulting Hypnotism, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. More information about her and her practice can be found on her website: www.alexandramilspaw.com. Her mindfulness audio CD is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. Her most recent production is a DVD "Healing the Pain Down There" (www.paindownthere.com), which was a collaboration with other providers to education and guide patients and providers on the treatment and management of chronic pelvic, genital, and sexual pain. Dr. Milspaw is passionate about her work in utilizing neurotherapies to help her clients experience the healing changes in their lives as quickly as possible. 

  • 01:00

    Using Medical Cannabis to Treat Chronic Pain: Get the Facts!

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    In this episode of Pain Waves Radio, co-hosted with Dr. Michael Negraeff, we talk to Phillipe Lucas about medical cannabis in Canada and how it can be used to treat chronic pain. We discuss the research that shows how cannabis can work as a safer adjunct to or substitute for pharmaceutical opiates and cover some of the common myths and misconceptions around medical cannabis. We also discuss the societal benefits, possible risks, and specific strains being used to treat chronic pain. 


    About Our Guest: Philippe Lucas is Vice President of Patient Advocacy at Tilray, a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program, and a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia. Philippe served as a Victoria City Councillor and Capital Region Director from 2008-2011, and over the years he has received a number of accolades and awards for his research. His scientific research projects and publications include studies on the therapeutic use of cannabis, with a focus on its use in the treatment of trauma and addiction. His publications are available at: www.philippelucas.com.


    Please note we're no longer accepting call-ins to Pain Waves Radio.