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Publisher's Summary

Based on the gold-standard nondrug, nonsurgical Wise-Anderson Protocol for treating chronic pelvic pain, A Headache in the Pelvis is the definitive resource for anyone suffering from pelvic pain.  

Pelvic pain afflicts millions of men and women and goes by many names, including pelvic floor dysfunction and prostatitis. David Wise, PhD, searched for relief for his pelvic pain for more than 20 years. After researching medical journals and performing outside-the-box self-experimentation, he found a way to resolve his symptoms. He then joined forces with Stanford urologist Dr. Rodney Anderson in the mid-1990s, and together they treated patients and did research on what is now called the Wise-Anderson Protocol.  

Often incorrectly diagnosed, debilitating, and disruptive, pelvic pain is correlated with psychological distress. Using a holistic treatment integrating physical therapy and meditative relaxation, this book guides you through understanding your pain and why conventional treatments haven't worked and describes the details of the physical and behavioral protocol that can help to heal the painful pelvic floor. At last, this life-changing protocol offers hope and help to lead a pain-free life.    

Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations from the book.

Read by the author and by Fred Sanders, Rebecca Lowman, Fiona Hardingham, Andrew Eiden, Catherine Tabor, Kimberly Farr, Robbie Daymond, Will Damron, Sunil Mahotra, John Lindstrom, Mark Deakins, and Danny Campbell.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 David Wise and Rodney Anderson (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“This is a book that helps patients empower themselves in their own healing. With this book, patients learn how to gain control over their chronic pelvic pain. It is not a hocus-pocus solution; it is a long-term program that must be adapted into one’s daily routine. I have witnessed firsthand how patients willing to change their behavior have been able to find healing... When I see patients after they’ve read the book I can often see a change in their faces. To understand that we have the ability to affect our own healing process can be life changing.” (Ragi Doggweiler, MD, associate professor, director of Neuro-Urology and Integrative Medicine, Division of Urology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

“Drs. Wise and Anderson have updated their important book on pelvic pain. This work has changed the way I think about pelvic pain. I now can find the clues in the physical exam (pelvic muscle spasm) that I had previously missed. This book is required reading for any clinician dealing with pelvic pain patients.” (Stephen Bearg, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist, past chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marin General Hospital, Kentfield, California)

A Headache in the Pelvis is a lamp in the dark human suffering of chronic pelvic pain. This book is a precious document that will help many people.” (Robert Blum, MD, former chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Marin General Hospital, Marin County, California)

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This book saved my life literally!!!

Please read this if you have any symptoms of Pelvic pain. It is God sent!

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This book is an amazing resource for anyone struggling with pain in the pelvic floor. A must have.

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the most Informative Book Ever written,

This book has saved my life! I thought I was dying from some strange desease. thankyou for writing this book! I am telling Everyone in age bracket q, let them know there is hope!

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I found the beginning of the book hard to listen too, if you do also, stay with it. There is a lot of good info for both men and women with this type of health issue. The final chapter is enthusiastic patients describes ng how it helped them, so don't skip that chapter if you are feeling discouraged. That chapter helps the book end on a positive note. The pdf download is quite brief,better if it was longer. But it is useful esp once you have finished the book .

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A new edition of a book that saved my life

I have suffered from the condition described in this book for fifteen years. The only reason I haven't achieved full pain relief is lack of application on my part due to other traumatic life circumstances. After listening to this new edition I my motivation to try again has returned. I absolutely know this treatment is the only one that works.

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brilliant book....

in 5 days of reading this book i already am feeling relief. best health related book i have read. deep appreciation to the authors.