Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Relief with Wise-Anderson Protocol

Both men and women can suffer from various pelvic disorders. Often these are chronic conditions for which there are no known cures. Traditional treatments aim to medicate patients to provide a reduction in symptoms. However, there are always side effects and other inconveniences to modern medications.

The Wise-Anderson Protocol offers substantial relief to those in pain, allowing most patients to actively participate in treatment and ultimately reduce or discontinue traditional medication. In this article, we will explore a few pelvic disorders and describe how the Wise-Anderson Protocol is the best course of treatment.

An Overview of Chronic Pelvic Pain
You may think Chronic Pelvic Pain is a disorder specific to the female gender. However, both men and women endure this condition. The terminology ascribed to the male population is Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS), whereas, for females, it is referred to as Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP). The causes of this disorder vary greatly which attributes to the difficulty of diagnosis.

While there may be inflammation or bacteria present upon examination, the occurrence is too sporadic to be a widely accepted causation of the disorder. It is believed to isolate treatment by prescribing medications for inflammation and/or bacterial infection is simply addressing the symptoms rather than the origin of the disorder. In recent years, there has been some consensus within the medical community that the primary source is neurologic in nature. This is to say that that the nerves specific to the pelvic region are behaving in an abnormal fashion which results in pain and discomfort.

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis
Chronic pelvic pain is moderate to severe pain that can be persistent or intermittent but lasts at least six months. Other symptoms include dull aching or sharp pains in the lower abdomen (below the belly button) and or within the pelvic floor region. For women, this means anywhere from the vulva to the anus. For men, pain may be present in the penis, scrotum, or the anus. Men will also suffer urinary issues such as increased frequency or discomfort when urinating. Other indications for males may be sexual dysfunction which can include premature or painful ejaculation as well as erectile dysfunction. Likewise, females will often experience pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse.

Another aspect of Chronic Pelvic pain is Interstitial Cystitis (IC). IC specifically involves the bladder. Nerves responsible for signaling when the bladder is full malfunction, which causes you to feel that you need to urinate even when your bladder is not full. Symptoms include (but are not limited to) an urgency and excessive frequency to urinate as well as increasing discomfort prior to urination. This is often accompanied by pain in the pelvic region. Not unlike Chronic Pelvic Pain, symptoms also may include pain during intercourse, sitting for extended periods of time, and lower back pain. As with any chronic condition, there is bound to be emotional symptoms as well. Suffering affects your quality of life and therefore emotional well-being.

Dangers of Conventional Medications
There is no known cure for Interstitial Cystitis or Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Therefore, conventional medicine claims the only recourse is to treat the symptoms. A common recommendation might often be NSAIDS (such as ibuprofen or aspirin) to address pain and inflammation. Common side effects of this class of drugs are heartburn, possible stomach ulceration, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and high blood pressure to name a few.

Many physicians may also prescribe medications for chronic neuropathic pain such as Neurontin, Lyrica, or Depakote. Adverse reactions commonly experienced with these pharmaceuticals are excessive weight gain, mental and cognitive impairment, drowsiness and possibly some behavioral dysfunction (such as aggression, psychosis, etc.). Oftentimes, antidepressants also are recommended for the emotional symptoms. This course of additional treatment may initially provide some relief for the depression. However, you must be prepared for the possibility of blurred vision, drowsiness, weight gain or loss, and even tremors. Those are only a few of the potential side effects. The purpose of prescribing medications for a chronic condition is to enhance the patient’s quality of life. Considering the likelihood of enduring many of the above-stated side effects, the possibility of a non-pharmaceutical approach must be explored.

The Wise-Anderson Protocol, An Effective Non-Pharmaceutical Solution
Doctors David Wise and Rodney Anderson developed a method to naturally address the neuropathic nature of Chronic Pelvic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis. The pelvic floor muscle tightens and spasms from the persistent firing of nerves. This results in messages traveling via the nerves to the spinal cord and onward to the brain, which is then interpreted as pain. Areas of tenderness within the muscles remain due to the nerve dysfunction. These are referred to as “trigger points.” The Wise-Anderson Protocol utilizes their trigger point wand to relax the trigger points within the muscle to provide clinically proven pain relief.

The most important aspect of the Wise-Anderson Protocol treatment is that the patient is trained to provide their own physical therapy and trigger point relaxation. The patient is no longer at the mercy of the trial and errors of drug therapies. This method empowers the patient to regain the control over his or her own healing.


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