Happy November!I am really excited about my upcoming presentation,Healing Chronic Pelvic Pain, next Wednesday, November 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Agora Room at The Riverside in Boulder, Colorado (1724 Broadway). I hope you will join me.Chronic Pelvic Pain is an insidious condition that doesn’t receive much media attention, despite the fact that millions of Americans suffer with it every day. The good news is that a great deal of research is going on in this filed, delivering innovative treatments with promising results.Many of our patients at Choices in Health struggle with different aspects of Chronic Pelvic Pain: Interstitial cystitis, female urethral syndrome, dyspareunia, vulvodynia, chronic prostatitis, prostadynia, testicular pain, and epididymitis. In my presentation, I will discuss these conditions and the success we are having in treating them.
I’ve also written a new article about the connection between urologic issues and the health of the pelvic floor: “The Painful Saga of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.” Frequently, the most important thing patients can do to stop their pelvic pain is to develop a healthy tone throughout this muscular “hammock” that supports the internal organs of the pelvis. I encourage you to read this article in preparation for the short quiz at the beginning of my presentation (I’m kidding, of course).
To further entice you to join us, we are raffling away three FREE medical thermography studies at the presentation. Thermography detects infrared light to create a thermal image that displays subtle differences in body temperature. Medical thermography can detect early tissue changes before other types of scans. Unlike X-rays or MRIs, you are not bombarded with unhealthy radiation.
After the presentation, please join me and my staff for an informal conversation about the two medical abstracts on treating different types of pelvic pain that I recently presented at the International Pelvic Pain Society’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida: “Treating IC & CPP with Ozone Bladder Instillations” and “Resolving Chronic Testicular Pain with Trigger Point Injections.”Also, if you or anyone you know suffers from recurrent interstitial cystitis/chronic pelvic pain or chronic testicular pain, and would like to become part of an ongoing clinical study, please contact the Choices in Health office at 303-444-0840.Thank you and Happy November,
P.S. For more information about this upcoming presentation, please see the panel below or contact our office at 303-444-0840.
Dr. Ripoll and her team will be available to discuss both of their recent clinical studies on Chronic Pelvic Pain after the presentation.
Please join us
The Painful Saga of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
By Dr. Emilia A. Ripoll, M.D. When I returned to Boulder, Colorado in 1992 after my fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Baylor University in Houston, I was the only female urologist in the entire city. Word spread quickly, and in no time, it seemed like I was treating every woman in Boulder County who had chronic pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract issues.“Finally!” My patients would tell me with a righteous look in their eyes, “Now, we have a woman doctor who understands our pain.”Oh God, I thought. What have I gotten myself into?