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At the core of our mission is a commitment to decreasing the time patients suffer from pelvic pain, and with our new office, we're expanding our capacity to provide expert care to individuals in the Greater DC Area and beyond.
The content, strategy, and education is patient-first: it is patient led with advocacy, validation and education always top of mind.
Recently featured on Livestrong.com, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande discusses common cause of chronic pelvic pain in men and women.
Although there is no cure for endometriosis, multiple treatment options, including birth control, can help some women manage their symptoms.
Dr. Shrikhande, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, and co-founder and chief medical officer of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, encourages women not to be perturbed by their PCOS, as they can lose the excess weight if they focus on healthy changes.
The findings of a study of 186 women suffering with chronic pelvic pain supports the success of PRM's comprehensive treatment protocol for the improvement of pelvic function and reduction of pelvic pain.
14% of all pelvic pain patients report going to the ER as a first resort for their unmanageable pain. The PRM Protocol aims to end that with a proprietary direct treatment for pelvic pain in an office-based setting.
Laura's dedication to improving patient outcomes, combined with her passion for being part of diagnosing and treating patients, aligns with PRM’s mission to reduce the time that patients are suffering with pelvic pain. As a Pelvic Pain Specialist, Laura brings a patient-centered approach honed through years of experience, making her an expert in pelvic pain treatment.
Jessica's journey to PRM is based on her commitment to enhancing patients' quality of life. Her passion for helping patients find relief from pelvic pain shines through in her patient-centric approach and her commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest medical advancements in the field.
PRM's Endometriosis Excision Specialist, Dr. Rachael Haverland, recently wrote for iCareBetter, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the hereditary implications involved with endometriosis.
PRM analyzed data from patients and published the results, showing the cost burden for pelvic pain demanded more attention. Now open in 14 markets, PRM expands with specialists and surgeons for pelvic pain and endometriosis sufferers nationwide.
On Thursday, September 14, 2023, Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine welcomed over thirty physical therapists and providers in the pelvic pain space from the Greater Los Angeles Area to meet our team of providers and learn more about our multimodal approach to treatment.
Recently interviewed by Giddy, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande is quoted explaining Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine's unique approach to the treatment of fibroids and pelvic pain.
Chronic pelvic pain patients can accrue heavy costs by obtaining insufficient relief of their symptoms and consulting many doctors without receiving a precise diagnosis or appropriate management for many years.
Dr. Bagaria believes in listening to her patients, understanding their experiences and their individual needs, and working with them on a treatment plan that works best for their condition and lifestyle.
Endometriosis can directly invade the bowel itself, contributing to bowel symptoms of constipation and pain with bowel movement. The presence of endometriosis in the pelvis can cause a secondary chronic guarding of pelvic floor musculature.
While many people suffer with chronic pelvic pain syndrome, PRM is able to offer an effective, multi-modal approach to treatment which includes this office-based procedure, by targeting the neurogenic inflammation associated with CPPS.
Now, the 40 million people (about twice the population of New York) in California can experience the PRM difference – decreased pain, restorative function, and improved quality of life.
Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of endometrial like tissue outside the uterine cavity that can cause chronic abdominal pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia and infertility. Although the disease is common and nonmalignant in nature, the symptoms can severely impact function and quality of life. Treatment options for endometriosis are limited and not well understood despite a growing need.
Dr. Natalia Obzejta believes in taking an integrative and functional approach to treatment and understands the importance of preventative maintenance and medicine.
Fibroids are benign tumors comprised of the uterine muscle and connective tissue in the uterus. Uterine fibroids refer to the overgrowth of muscle cells within the uterine wall.
Dr. McHale's expertise and compassionate approach make her an invaluable asset as we continue our mission to decrease the time patients are suffering from pelvic pain and underlying conditions.
Up to 10% of men suffer from persistent pelvic pain. Dr. Christian Reutter explains chronic pelvic pain syndrome and treatment.
Every woman’s menstrual cycle is unique. Not all women experience heavy flow or pain, but many do. Amongst the population of women dealing with heavy, painful bleeding, there are a lot of questions about how to know what may be normal for them, and what is not.
Patients often ask how to treat chronic pelvic pain syndrome or ease pelvic pain. We asked Dr. Tailor to provide tips.
Endometriosis and PCOS share many common symptoms. This can often lead patients to ask: do I have PCOS or endometriosis? Dr. Marjorie Mamsaang explains more.
Endometriosis is not a gynecologic disease. It is an inflammatory disease. You can have it without a menstrual cycle, it can cause pain without a period. Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed debunks myths and explains more.
While most hysterectomies are straightforward, hysterectomy recovery can be full of surprises. Here are four surprising things that women may not expect after a hysterectomy.
There are some things you can do prior to endometriosis excision surgery that can help promote an optimal recovery post-operatively. Dr. Marjorie Mamsaang explains our multimodal approach.
One of the treatments we offer at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine is a series of nerve block injections for pelvic pain relief. This is done in conjunction with trigger point injections, pelvic floor physical therapy, suppository medications, and if indicated, an oral neuromodulator.Dr. Natarajan explains.
By ALLYSON AUGUSTA SHRIKHANDE, MD, CMO The tricky thing about endometriosis is it has a vast array of symptom presentation! However, at PRM our providers are on the “front lines of Endo” because we treat the pelvic floor nerves and muscles and focus on symptoms associated with intercourse, bladder, and bowel as well as any […]
It is not normal for sex to hurt, and in many cases there is a root cause that can be diagnosed by a pelvic health professional. For many women experiencing pain during intercourse, the issue is a treatable disorder called vaginismus. What is vaginismus? Vaginismus is the involuntary tensing or contracting of muscles around the […]
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed was a guest on The Hurt by The Female Pain Docs discussing the facts, myths, and misconceptions on the topic of endometriosis. Learn more about The Female Pain Docs by going here.
Dr. Janaki Natarajan, Kyle Blair, PT, DPT, CSCS and Andrea Marti, PT, DPT talk about the real solutions for identifying and treating pelvic pain on the In Your Corner Podcast with CORA Physical Therapy. Learn more about CORE Physical Therapy by going here.
In this episode of the Period Party Podcast, Dr. Shrikhande and Nicole Jardim talk about the stigma associated with vulvar pain, why many women go undiagnosed, the connection between vulvodynia and other conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS, how vulvodynia is diagnosed and treated, and so much more! Learn more about Nicole Jardim by going […]
The pelvic floor plays an important role supporting the bowel and bladder (as well as the uterus and vagina in females). Hormone changes due to pregnancy and peri/menopause and other factors can impact their function. Several at-home devices are now on the market to support the pelvic floor, but do they help you? And if so, which is […]
Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic bladder condition that can be uniquely frustrating for a number of reasons. While this disorder is not uncommon (up to 8 million women in the United States may have IC), effective treatment for interstitial cystitis can be difficult to find. Painful bladder syndrome can […]
Not Defined by Endo Podcast, hosted by Endometriosis Warrior Teniola Ogunro, is created for and dedicated to women who have been diagnosed with endometriosis or who suffer from symptoms that they suspect to be caused by endometriosis. Every week, Teniola shares her own experiences, interviews health professionals and endo specialists who provide their much-needed insight […]
Pregnancy and childbirth cause a really profound impact on the body, and it’s very common to worry about returning to a normal sex life after having a child. For those who are experiencing pregnancy for the first time, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Some discomfort as the body heals after childbirth […]
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed talks about treating endometriosis patients through pelvic physical therapy. Dr. Ahmed is a pelvic pain specialist with a passion for treating pelvic pain, including those suffering from endometriosis. Watch more EndoTv video: https://www.youtube.com/c/EndoTV Endofund Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/endofound/ Endofund Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/endofound Endofund Twitter: https://twitter.com/endofound Endofund YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/endofound?sub_confirmation=1
Better Sex is focused on helping all couples create and enjoy their best possible sex life. Better Sex is hosted by Jessa Zimmerman who is a couples’ counselor and nationally certified sex therapist. The information and discussion on the podcast should not be taken as medical advice or as therapy. Please seek out qualified professionals […]
It’s a sad truth that endometriosis doesn’t get talked about nearly as much as it should. This often painful disorder – in which tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside the uterus, causing bleeding, lesions, and other issues – is not particularly rare. As a matter of fact, it affects an estimated one in […]
What is pelvic floor physical therapy? Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is physical therapy for the treatment of pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Pelvic floor physical therapists have undergone specific training in pelvic health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pelvic pain. As a physiatrist, why would you want to team up with a pelvic floor […]
Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande discusses pelvic floor physical therapy with Dr. Laura Meihofer PT, DPT, ATC, RYT 200 and how it is a critical part of the PRM treatment plan for helping patients find relief. To learn more about Dr. Laura Meihofer, visit her website: https://laurameihofer.com/ Follow her on social channels:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurameihofer/Facebook: […]
Title: Working with Physiatry for Pelvic Pain Webinar Date: Monday, September 13th Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST Price: $35. Receive 1 CE credit. About: This course overviews the core elements, including diagnosis and non-operative treatment options, for a successful pelvic floor physical therapy and pelvic physiatry relationship for non-operative management of men and […]
In this episode, we discuss pelvic health from the lens of physiatry with Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, MD. She is the medical director and founder of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine (PMR), offering true multidisciplinary care for people with pelvic floor dysfunction. Allyson shares what a pelvic health physiatrist does, saying “we’re trained really to look at the […]
Advanced Urology’s Dr. Marc Greenstein and Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine’s Dr. Yogita Tailor discuss pelvic floor injections for pelvic pain in this webinar. Dr. Marc Greenstein specializes in all aspects of Urology including kidney stones, men’s health, female and male pelvic pain syndromes, interstitial cystitis, urologic cancers and minimally invasive procedures. He treats his patients with […]
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande had a blog published in Rosy discussing Pelvic Pain Gender Affirmation Surgery. Excerpt: What is gender affirmation surgery? Gender affirmation surgery is a surgery for transgender individuals with a goal of alleviating gender dysphoria by providing the physical appearance and functional abilities which match their inner self. While this is a medically necessary […]
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande speaks with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute about Physiatry Excerpt from the interview: Q: What is a physiatrist? A: A physiatrist is an MD or DO with a specialty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This non-operative medical discipline involves focusing on the neuromusculoskeletal system to help patients recover their functional well-being and […]
Join Dr. Carolyn Moyers as she chats with Dr. Rucha Kapadia, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist at Pelvic Rehabilitation in Dallas. She is a pelvic pain specialist with experience in treating both male and female patients who experience chronic pelvic pain, core muscular and pelvic floor dysfunction, and musculoskeletal-related issues. It’s exciting to know […]
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande had a blog published in Rosy discussing the effects of stress on pelvic pain. Excerpt: April is Stress Awareness Month, although I’m going to go out on a limb and say stress is something that we’ve all been pretty keenly aware of for most of the past year. Stress and anxiety are fully […]
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande had a blog published in Rosy discussing endometriosis. Excerpt: March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, dedicated to shining a spotlight on a serious chronic illness that affects one in ten women in the United States. While endometriosis has been gaining in visibility over recent years, with more organizations emerging to promote awareness and […]
Here is a description of that show: Dr. Allyson Shrikhande speaks with Patricia Ladis PT, CBBA, founder of Wise Body PT and author of Wise Woman’s Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy & Birth about pelvic health. Learn more about Patricia Ladis by visiting her website: https://www.patricialadis.com/ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/patricialadis/ More information on her book – […]
Dr. Shrikhande had a blog published in Rosy discussing painful sex after a hysterectomy. Painful sex can be a difficult thing to talk about. The millions of women who experience pain during intercourse, or dyspareunia, can have feelings of frustration and embarrassment. It can be particularly frightening for those who experience these symptoms after undergoing […]
Here is a description of that show: Men Feel It Too: The Scoop On Male Pelvic Pain About 10% of males in the US experience some form of pelvic pain. Nonbacterial Prostatitis tends to be one of the most common diagnoses. However, many men are seen by multiple urologists, receive extensive medical work up, find […]
Abstract: Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside the uterine cavity that can cause chronic pain, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareunia. Although the disease is common and nonmalignant in nature, the symptoms can severely impact function and quality of life. Treatment options for endometriosis are limited and not well understood despite a growing need. […]
Abstract: Urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) represents a group of pain symptoms relating to patients with pelvic pain for which treatment is largely unsatisfactory. The objective of this study is to analyze the effects of a novel treatment strategy in males suffering from UCPPS. Research is done by: Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, Dr. Gautam […]
Estimates reveal that anywhere from 11-40% of adults in the U.S. have chronic pain, which is linked to disability, opioid addiction, anxiety, depression, and increased medical costs. More specifically, chronic pelvic pain affects up to nearly a quarter of all women worldwide. Dr. Jana Scrivani, a clinical psychologist specializing in pelvic pain, joins us for […]
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande had a blog published in Rosy discussing PGAD. Sexual pleasure under appropriate circumstances is normal and natural, something that we should be able to talk about openly without shame or stigma. However, for some, feelings of sexual arousal may be constant and intense, occurring in unwanted situations. For these people, this can […]
Abstract: We published a manuscript entitled “A Novel, Non-opioid Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women with Previously Treated Endometriosis Utilizing Pelvic-Floor Musculature Trigger-Point Injections and Peripheral Nerve Hydrodissection”. There is little consensus in the literature on the underlying etiology of endometriosis. There is even less evidence on effective treatment options for endometriosis and its […]
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Dr. Shrikhande was featured on the Living A Better Life podcast to talk about the PRM protocol for Endometriosis that they use at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine. Here is a description of that show: In this episode, I interview Dr. Allyson Shrikhande about endometriosis. We dive into prevalence, symptoms of endometriosis that you may not have […]
Our very own, Dr Charity Hill, is joined by Dr. Linda Kiley of Palm Beach Center for Pelvic Health and PT Gail O’Neill of Pelvic Health Solutions where they discuss the journey a pelvic pain patient takes to find relief. For more information on Palm Beach Center for Pelvic Health, visit their website at: https://www.drlindakiley.com/ […]
Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine’s, pelvic pain specialist, Dr. Christian Reutter speaks to Men’s Health about pelvic pain in men. He is quoted saying: According to Dr. Reutter, the pelvic floor consists of a network of muscles that act as a “sling” to support the pelvic floor organs (the prostate, bladder, rectum and seminal vesicles), stabilize the […]
Helpful video from PRM’s Dr. Jana Scrivani Social-distancing can be hard for some people. Watch this video of Dr. Scrivani sharing some tips for remaining calm and relieving stress during this difficult time. A full transcript of the Managing The Stress of Social Distancing can be found below: Hi, everybody! I’m Dr. Jani, a licensed […]
Pelvic Pain with Sitting and Intercourse Patient Testimonial Transcript So my name is Jason. I’m from Montreal. About a year ago, started having pain in my pelvic area. The longer I sat, the more I would feel a discomfort or burning, same thing for walking. And it would also limit my ability to be intimate […]
Pain During Intercourse Patient Testimonial Transcript My name is Mike and I’m from Cliffside Park, New Jersey. In July of 2011, I was 24 years old and I was introduced to this woman through a mutual friend of mine and on our first date we had sex. I felt the worst pain of my entire […]
Urinary Urgency and Frequency Patient Testimonial Transcript My name is Genie. I’m from upstate New York. Kind of started about five years ago. I started feeling this constant urgency to urinate. I didn’t have incontinence. I didn’t have issues urinating. It was just a constant urge to, but it was beyond feeling the urge. It […]
One of our pelvic pain and board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists, Allyson Augusta Shrikhande, MD, was quoted in a Women’s Health Magazine article talking about life after pregnancy. She was quoted saying: Before I had a baby, I never imagined that my recovery would take longer than a couple of months. But the time it […]
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande and Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed were featured on How Cum Podcast with Remy Kassimir. Here is the description of that show: In this week’s episode, we have two brilliant doctors of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande and Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed, who specialize in pelvic pain. They teach us about a very […]
Medical Assistant Position Full Time – Bethesda, MD / Washington, DC Area Job Description We are looking for a motivated, team player to join our growing, specialty medical practice. Some of the skills and characteristics you must possess are: Develops and maintains a high level of customer service Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills Oral […]
Medical Assistant Position – Full Time Job Description We are looking for a motivated, team player to join our growing, specialty medical practice. Some of the skills and characteristics you must possess are: Develops and maintains a high level of customer service Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills Oral and written communication skills; planning […]
A physiatrist’s view on pelvic pain: an interview with Allyson Shrikande, MD Below is the transcript of an interview with Allyson Shrikhande, MD and Michelle Dela Rosa, PT. Michelle: I’m here with Dr. Allyson Shrikande, founder of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine in New York and recently Hoboken, NJ. Thank you for speaking with me. A lot of […]
Abigail Bayer−Mertens Human, Charity Hill MD, Tayyaba Ahmed DO, Gautam Shrikhande MD FACS, Allyson Shrikhande MD Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, New York, NY Objective. Endometriosis is a disorder characterized by the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside of the uterus. Its symptoms are known to be painful and debilitating to patient functionality. Treatment options for these […]
Abigail Bayer-Mertens Human, Tayyaba Ahmed DO, Charity Hill MD, Gautam Shrikhande MD FACS, Allyson Shrikhande MD Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, New York, NY Patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) often have debilitating symptoms and decreased functionality related to their pelvic organs and pelvic floor musculature. CPPS is underdiagnosed and treatment options are not well researched. […]
Sports Hernia: Causes, Treatments, and Symptoms at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine located in New York City Sports Hernia Video Transcription Very often, we have patients who present with abdominal tenderness which likely is a sports hernia. A sports hernia is a weakness in the soft tissue and muscle area around their pubic symphysis and their lower […]
Causes of Vaginismus: Causes, Treatments, and Symptoms at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine located in New York City Causes of Vaginismus Video Transcription Vaginismus is a tightness of the muscles around the vagina. Primary vaginismus can be caused by when they are trying to have intercourse for the first time, or they’re trying to use a tampon […]
Chronic Pelvic Pain Endometriosis: Treatment and Relief Options at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine located in New York City Chronic Pelvic Pain Endometriosis Video Transcription Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition where you have lesions that are like plaques that can grow anywhere in the abdominal cavity. And so typically people say that it grows just on […]
Male Pelvic Pain: Types, Conditions, and Causes for Men at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine located in New York City. Male Pelvic Pain Video Transcription We always laugh when people ask us if we are women’s health, because when we first started we thought we would only have women patients, but the men just showed up. I […]
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed was featured on The Period Party Podcast with Nicole Jardim and Nat Kringoudis. Here is the description of that show: Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed is an osteopathic physician who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is also a contributing author to the textbook Pelvic Pain, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a collaborator in […]
Female Pelvic Pain Video Transcription Female pelvic pain is a complex multifaceted condition. For women, it can be felt in their vagina, in the lower abdomen, in the lumbar, in the sacral region, the buttocks, and then, of course, the entire pelvic region where it can be felt in something called the perineal area. It […]
What is Pelvic Pain? Transcription Dr. Shrikhande: Pelvic pain is a complex multifaceted condition, mainly because in the area of the pelvis, there really is quite a bit going on. Issues in the bladder can actually crosstalk and cause issues in the pelvic floor and so on. Pelvic pain can be felt in the lower […]
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed was featured on RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine podcast. This is part 2 of 2. Here is the description of that show: Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. A native of New York City, after spending five years honing her skills in outpatient care, Dr. Ahmed focuses […]
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed was featured on The Women’s Pelvic Pain Podcast podcast. Here is the description of that show: In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed, a pelvic pain specialist at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine in NYC. Dr. Ahmed is an osteopathic physician, board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. We discuss many […]
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed was featured on RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine podcast. This is part 1 of 2. Here is the description of that show: Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. A native of New York City, after spending five years honing her skills in outpatient care, Dr. Ahmed focuses […]
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande Bigraphy Video Transcription My name is Dr. Allyson Shrikhande. I am a Doctor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I went to medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, and then went on to do my internship in general surgery in Boston at Harvard Medical School, then did my […]
Pelvic Pain Endometriosis Patient Testimonial Transcription Ever since I was younger, I would get stomachaches a lot and have kind of different stomach pain. And it wasn’t terrible. And then when I got to college it got a little bit worse. I would say it would get sometimes like very full after meals and I […]
Pudendal Neuralgia Video Transcription Pudendal Neuralgia is pain in the distribution of the pudendal nerve and its branches. Pudendal neuralgia can be felt along the sit bones, along the rectum, along the perineum, and along the vaginal area, as well as the testicles and penis in males. Symptoms of pudendal neuralgia are achy, burning, stabbing, […]
Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) Video Transcription PGAD, or Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, also goes by “restless genital syndrome” or “persistent sexual arousal syndrome.” PGAD symptoms, which are often extremely distressing to the patient, are unwanted, unpleasant sensation of arousal and/or orgasms, that the patient is unable to control. Women who come in to Pelvic […]
Allyson Shrikhande, MD, founder of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, has submitted an abstract for the International Continence Society’s Annual Meeting. The International Continence Society (ICS) has over 3,000 members and is a thriving society of Urologists, Uro-gynaecologists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Basic Scientists and Researchers with a focus on continence and pelvic floor disorders. We are growing every day […]
Uncovering the Black Box of Pelvic Pain: Understanding the Role of the Pelvic Floor Presented By: Allyson Shrikhande, MD PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO
Pain with Bowel Movement Video Transcription Pain with bowel movement can happen when you have underlying pelvic floor hypertonia or pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. It can also happen when you have irritation of your pudendal nerves which often come with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. A risk factor for having a pain with bowel movements is […]
Pain with Sitting Video Transcription Pain with sitting presents to us with pain in the sit bone area, and the rectum, and sometimes out to the buttocks, when patients sit down, particularly on hard surfaces. Quite often, patients who have pain with sitting have a high-stress lifestyle, high-stress job, and sometimes they’re holding their tension […]
Prostate Pain (Prostatitis) Video Transcription The subset of prostatitis that we would treat is abacterial or non-bacterial prostatitis. Meaning, there was tenderness on the prostate in exam, however, the workup was negative for any prior infection. So the symptoms that we would see here in patients with abacterial prostatitis would often be testicular pain or […]
Charity Hill, MD Biography Video Transcription I’m Dr. Charity Hill. I am a medical doctor. I trained at Temple University for medical school and did my residency at NYU. I got involved in Sports & Spine Medicine because I was a competitive athlete. When I decided to focus on pelvic pain, that became really helpful […]
Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia) Video Transcription Coccydynia is pain in your coccyx or tailbone area. Coccydynia or tailbone pain is felt directly in the coccyx area. It is typically worse with sitting, particularly on hard surfaces. Potential causes of coccydynia would be pregnancy and particularly vaginal delivery, certain athletic activities such as horseback riding or bike […]
You Can Help Us Learn More About Endometriosis Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine has partnered with Northwell Health in the Research OutSmarts Endometriosis (ROSE) Study to help discover an early detection test for endometriosis. The research and participant selection is being done through the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health in partnership with the Endometriosis Foundation of […]
Rectal Pain (Levator Ani Syndrome) Video Transcription Rectal pain is also known as Levator Ani Syndrome. What it is is spontaneous episodic pains in the rectum that are secondary to spasms in the pelvic floor musculature. These pains are said to last at least 20 minutes at a time, and as they do progress they […]
Painful Erection / Painful Ejaculation Video Transcription Male patients can experience pain during erection or ejaculation or pain post erection or ejaculation. Painful erection and painful ejaculation quite often comes from inflammation around the nerves that are involved in the process. There are multiple reasons they could be inflamed. Sometimes there is scar tissue around […]
Tayyaba Ahmed, DO Biography Video Transcription My name is Dr.Tayyaba Ahmed. I am an osteopathic physician. I went to school at NYIT, which was a program with New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and then I went to NYU where I met Dr. Hill and Dr. Shrikhande. I pursued sports medicine for a few years, […]
Pelvic Pain During Sex (Dyspareunia) Video Transcription Dyspareunia is pain with intercourse or pain post intercourse. Pain with intercourse itself can have a strong emotional impact. Quite often, it can lead to avoidance of intercourse with your partner. It can lead to relationship issues with your partner. It can lead to a fear of intercourse […]
Audio: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Vulvar Pain (Vulvodynia) Video Transcription Vulvodynia is vulvar pain. For vulvodynia to be labeled chronic, it has to be going on for over six months. Symptoms of vulvodynia include a sensation of throbbing or burning, or some patients say a rawness in the area, that can be heightened with intercourse specifically, […]
Audio: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Video Transcription Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction is dysfunction in the muscles of the pelvic floor. It can be something called hypotonic, where the muscles are extremely lax. And there is something called hypertonic. Pelvic floor hypertonia is where the muscles are short, spastic, and weaker, and essentially there’s […]
Audio: Pelvic Floor Nerve Hydrodissection [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.97″] Pelvic Floor Nerve Hydrodissection Video Transcription Peripheral hydrodissection nerve blocks under ultrasound guidance are a simple day procedure that is not surgery. Patients go back to work the same day. In the nervous system, you have the central nervous system which is the spinal cord and the brain, […]
Audio: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Video Transcription Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome can originate for the male, it can originate from the prostate, in the testicles, from the epididymis. For the female, it can originate from the ovaries, or the uterus, or the vagina. It can originate from the intestines, or the […]
Audio: Painful Bladder Syndrome Painful Bladder Syndrome Video Transcription Interstitial cystitis is also called chronic bladder pain syndrome, because essentially you’re constantly having pain in the bladder. It’s very common in people with endometriosis, and in fibromyalgia. And it can just be something that cripples people, in addition to having chronic pain in the pelvis […]
The road to relief from endometriosis and its related pain can be long and confusing. Listen to a patients journey over a decade period finding bringing her to a position of comfort. Endometriosis pain can manifest in many different ways, one being chronic pelvic pain and numerous other associated conditions. Video: Endometriosis Pain Patient Testimonial […]
Video: Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center Learn about the leading Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center treating men and women with an array of pelvic health concerns. Dr. Allyson Shrikhande explains the new treatments they are designing and what to expect as a patient at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine. Pelvic Health Rehabilitation Center Video Transcript: Pelvic rehabilitation […]
Around 16 percent of the female population suffers silently with vulvar pain, yet there are some treatment options that provide efficacy and relief. A challenge of treating vulvar pain or vulvodynia is that patients are embarrassed to report their issue to providers — and it may also be difficult to convey and track symptoms of […]
Chronic pain can throw your entire life into upheaval: Injuries incur hardship and cost money and time. Furthermore, pain cuts into your normal routine and lifestyle, often making activities, work and family time difficult and uncomfortable. Sometimes you can injure or pull a muscle, such as the piriformis muscle, which is located near your buttocks, […]
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that most often affects one limb usually after a trauma. CRPS is characterized by prolonged or excessive pain and changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area. CRPS is believed to be caused by malfunction of […]
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed was featured on Carly Snyder, MD’s MD for MOM radio show. Here is the description of that show: This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed about pelvic pain. Having a baby can cause pelvic discomfort or even pain, but is rarely permanent. What happens when the pain does not go […]
How is a Pelvic Pain Doctor Different From Other Specialists? If you’ve experienced pelvic pain before, you understand how debilitating it can be. It’s especially common in women, but can also occur in men. Pelvic pain can be acute (lasting for a short period of time) or chronic (lasting six months and more). Learning how […]
Women with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder typically develop symptoms of spontaneous arousal suddenly. Often times they are confused and unsure of what is going on. They typically try to see their primary care doctor or make an urgent care appointment soon after the onset, to figure out what is happening to them. More times than […]
How does chronic prostatitis and pelvic pain overlap? Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis or chronic abacterial prostatitis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the prostate and the lower urinary tract in men. The prostate gland is located right below the bladder in men. It produces fluid that helps transport sperm. In chronic abacterial prostatitis […]
Can Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Be Contributing To Erectile Dysfunction Pain? Erectile dysfunction is defined by the National Institute of Health as the “inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance”. It may affect 10% of healthy men and an increasing number of men with co-morbidities such as high blood pressure, […]
Can Pain With Intercourse Come From Your Pelvic Floor Muscles? Dyspareunia, painful sexual intercourse has been shown to affect between 8-21% of women. There are numerous physical, psychological, and social causes of pain with intercourse. A gynecological exam is the first place to start if a person is experiencing pain with intercourse. If the gynecological […]
Why is Endometriosis Painful? Some patient’s with endometriosis have pain. The theory is that patients who have endometriosis that is infiltrative in nature can stimulate nociceptors directly and stimulate the inflammatory cascade causing pain. While pain is often associated with endometriosis, the exact reason why endometriosis is painful is not always talked about. Infiltrative endometriosis […]
British researchers used Dysport to bring long-term relief for common ailment of physically active people Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And “More information” links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always […]
Suffering from back pain on the left? Or is the pain on the right? The location of your pain can help identify its cause and help determine the best treatment. Up to 80 percent of U.S. adults suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association. And when […]
Manipulating the spine can help people with lower back pain — but it doesn’t work for everyone, according to a new study. Spinal manipulation, or applying force to the joints of the spine, is a technique commonly used by chiropractors and physical therapists, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. However, there […]
Most patients who have endometriosis struggle with the breathtaking pain that characterizes the disease. While pain is often associated with endometriosis, the exact reason why endometriosis is painful is not always talked about. Endometriosis is considered a noxious stimuli, an event that is or can be damaging to the tissues in the body. Physiatrist, Dr. […]
Tylenol and other products containing acetaminophen do little or nothing to help lower back pain or arthritis, a new report finds. Patients might do better with stretching and exercise, the Australian researchers report. They don’t recommend that people move on to stronger drugs such as opioids. It’s sure to be a controversial finding. Most expert […]
Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And “More information” links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional. THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay […]
Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen’s recovery from a spinal cord injury, including the use of a new high-tech “exoskeleton” that has enabled her to walk again, spotlights how broad, rapid advances in paralysis treatments are allowing patients to regain their independence and live on their own. Remote-controlled exoskeletons are just one of several new biomedical […]
A popular over-the-counter pain medicine doesn’t pass muster when it comes to easing pain and improving movement in people with osteoarthritis, a new study shows. The study, published in The Lancet, found that paracetamol — sold as acetaminophen in the U.S., under the brand name Tylenol and as a generic — was not effective at […]
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – Opioid painkillers — like OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin — have become the most widely prescribed drugs in the country and they have contributed greatly to the heroin epidemic. Many heroin addicts turn to heroin after getting hooked on opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued the […]
NEW YORK — Dr. Andrew Kolodny rattled off the startling statistics that grow with every passing year: More than 200,000 Americans dead from opioid overdoses since 1999 — a 900 percent increase in opioid addiction since 1999. For those not familiar with the term “opioid” — it’s a class of drug common in the painkillers […]
Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent, compared with an average drop of 27 percent for those given a simulated acupuncture treatment. The benefits were still seen […]
Patient Awareness Day The Lifecycle of Endometriosis: From Diagnosis to Coping with Disease Sunday April 17, 2016 Lenox Hill Hospital, Einhorn Auditorium Good afternoon. I am a physiatrist. Essentially we treat the muscles, bones and nerves of the body. I focus on the pelvis. As physiatrists we work very closely with physical therapists. We really […]
Manipulating the spine can help people with lower back pain — but it doesn’t work for everyone, according to a new study. Spinal manipulation, or applying force to the joints of the spine, is a technique commonly used by chiropractors and physical therapists, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. However, there […]
For some patients, a simple change in diet might reduce medical costs and even eliminate the need for medication. Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, a physiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains why food is instrumental in both preventing and alleviating illness. Link to the original video »