Vaginal Estrogen for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI): Does it help?
I’m so pleased to share a comprehensive critical review of the top randomized controlled trials about vaginal estrogen vs. placebos in preventing or treating UTIs in postmenopausal women. ~Tracy Sher,…Read More
Beginners’ Guide to Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises
There are questions that come up around the topic of pelvic floor muscle exercises. Here at Pelvic Guru, the most common questions we receive are: Where are the pelvic floor…Read More
Ketamine Infusion for Pelvic Pain. What is it?
The topic of Ketamine infusions can elicit some strong concerns. Some clinicians are familiar with a type of infusion known as “Ketamine comas,” in which people are placed in a medical coma and stay in an ICU for treatment. This is often viewed as quite extreme, and risky; and leaves many wondering the efficacy of such a treatment when the patient is not actively participating in recovery from a brain/pain connection. For clarification, the coma is not the only protocol available. Ketamine infusions can involve: 1. Outpatient “awake” protocol 2. Low-dose inpatient protocol 3. Ketamine coma. (In addition, there are now physicians who prescribe compounded ointments with Ketamine as one of the medications. This is not the same as an infusion. There’s not enough data at this time about efficacy and safety of this approach with topicals.) Our guest blogger, Dr. Allison Wells, MD, is sharing information about the outpatient procedure. ~ Tracy Sher of Pelvic GuruRead More
Kegels and Comedy? Meet Gusset Grippers.
Meet Gusset Grippers. Stand-up comedy about ‘wee’, ‘pish’, and ‘banging on’. The 1st Pelvic Professional Spotlight MEET GUSSET GRIPPERS! Who is Elaine Miller, A.K.A Gussie Grips, Gusset Grippers? Usually, discussing…Read More
What IS Pelvic Physical Therapy and Why Doesn’t EVERYONE Know About It?
During graduate school (Northwestern shout out) for physical therapy over 15 years ago, I distinctly remember turning to a friend in class and stating emphatically…Read More
Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! IPPS Conference Highlights
Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! Highlights on these topics from the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, FL, October 17-20, 2013. The 2013 International Pelvic Pain Society…Read More
Pelvic Pain Research: What’s Happening and Who’s Recruiting?
Pelvic pain research “nerd alert”. You have been warned! Here’s a sampling of some of the great research projects and trials (primarily pelvic pain with some others sprinkled in) listed…Read More
10 Common Misconceptions About Pelvic Physical Therapy
Have you ever heard of pelvic physical therapy before? Many have not, but this specialty can be a crucial part of someone’s complete medical care – for women, men, and…Read More
Toilet Talk: Things You Should Know, But Probably Don’t.
Parents can relate to the fact that we spend a lot of time potty training children. However, that’s likely the only time we experience “toilet talk”. When I provide basic…Read More
Is Your Pelvic Pain Related to What You’re Eating?
It might surprise you to learn that what your diet might be having a very significant impact on your pelvic pain. Let me explain this idea by telling you a…Read More