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Visceral Pain: Notes from #IPPS2018

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Asking patients about pain is a major component of an initial evaluation as well as with follow-up treatments. Monitoring changes in pain behavior, the intensity and the location can help gauge treatment success and progress. However, not a lot of people are aware of a major source of pain which is visceral pain. Kevin Hellman, PhD from NorthShore University Health …

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Abdominal Wall and Hernia Pain

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By: Elizabeth Akincilar, PHRC Cofounder   For some of you reading this, October conjures images of autumn leaves, Halloween, and pumpkin spiced…everything. For me, there’s one additional thing that I associate with October. The Annual International Pelvic Pain Society Scientific Meeting. Every October, for the past 13 years, I’ve attended and participated in this meeting. This year, I was pleased …

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Alternative Treatments for IBS: Can Hypnosis Help Heal Your Gut?

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is considered a functional gastrointestinal disorder. The Rome Foundation defines IBS as when a person has chronic abdominal pain at least one day per week in the last three months combined with at least two of the following: abdominal pain related to having a bowel movement; abdominal pain onset is associated with change in stool frequency; …

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Center for Disease Control Opioid Guidelines: notes from #IPPS2018

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By: Kim Buonomo, PT, DPT, PHRC Lexington   At the International Pelvic Pain Society’s annual meeting I had the great opportunity to listen to two presenters discuss the role of medications in managing pelvic pain. In this blog, I’ll be talking about Dr. Stephen Ziegler PhD, JD from Purdue University’s lecture regarding the opioid epidemic and ways that we can …