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Kegels Are Not Just For Women – Men Can Benefit Too

BLOG-HAPPY-MAN-RENEWPT-ISA-HERRERA-THUMBLong thought to be a woman’s exercise kegels are now thought of as the elixir that men have been looking for. As stated in a recent NY times article kegels are proving to be better than Viagra and with no side effects but with all the benefit.

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Research Review: Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Pain: Narcotic Drugs a Viable Option?

BLOG-PREGNANCY-MEDICATIONS-SMALLA recent article in the New York Times entitled, “Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women” discusses the astonishing increase in narcotic drug use amongst pregnant women in the United States. According to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, nearly 23 percent of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid filled an opioid prescription in 2007, increased from 18.5 percent in 2000. Read the rest of this great Renew PT research review.

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Know Your Science: Low Level Laser Can Elevate Outcomes in Patients with Pelvic Pain

ISA-HERRERA-LOW-LEVEL-LASER-SMALL I have been successfully using light therapy for nearly ten years. It helps my patients keep their pain at bay, and many request that I use it as part of their therapy. Of course, light therapy is only as good as the therapist using it. You have to apply this modality correctly, and use the science properly to maximize results.

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Lavender Oil: The Elixir of Sleep

BLOG-LAVENDER-SLEEP-002a-SMALL Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you tried all the tricks of the trade and still find yourself tossing and turning at night? Hot off the press, a new study was recently published concerning the benefits of using lavender oil to enhance sleep in hospitalized patients.

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Men with Pelvic Pain – Do Not Despair

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A recent New York Times article, entitled “Men With Pelvic Pain Find a Path to Treatment Blocked by a Gynecology Board”, explains how many men with pelvic pain conditions are finding that their access to expert physicians is being blocked by a recent American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) ruling. Starting on September 12, the ABOG has banned gynecologists from treating men, outside of a few exceptions. Unfortunately, chronic pelvic pain is not recognized by ABOG as one of the exceptions to the ruling.

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The New Core: Restoring Pelvic Power and Relieving Pain

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Recent research has proven what we already know at our healing center; that it’s the inner most abdominals muscles that count the most when it comes to relieving pelvic pain, low back pain and establishing pelvic power. The importance of strong abdominal muscles cannot be overlooked but many times these very important muscles are trained incorrectly leading to more pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and pain.

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Foam Roller Exercises to Relieve Back and Neck Pain


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Tired of having neck and back pain? Can’t get to your therapist because of time constraints? Why not try foam rolling your pain away. The foam roller is an extraordinary tool that helps to improve flexibility, eliminates painful trigger points and muscle spasms it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety in the body and mind.

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Prostate Surgery: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly



The following is an excerpt from the Fall 2013 release of Ending Male Pelvic Pain, A Man’s Manual. This great book is a must have self-help resource for all men suffering from pelvic floor conditions. This blog post will will focus on some of the issues relating to prostate screening.

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How to Treat Tailbone and Coccyx Pain



At our healing center in New York City we see women with broken coccyx after childbirth, surfers with sprained coccyx from falling on surfboards and also plain old coccyx injuries from individuals falling on their butts. I had a tailbone injury several years ago that left me with sitting pain for a year. I could find nowhere to turn and no one in the medical community could help me except to give anti-inflammatories and pain meds. At the time of the injury…

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Male Pelvic Pain – “Do men get pelvic pain too?” This is a common question and the answer is “yes”



Chronic prostatitis is the third most common urological diagnosis for men under 50 years old and the most common diagnosis in men over 50. Often times a urological evaluation reveals no bacterial cause of pain and the patient is diagnosed with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (or abacterial chronic prostatitis).

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