Facing Pelvic Pain is for anyone whose life is affected by this condition. Written by leading health care providers, researchers, and advocates in the field, Facing Pelvic Pain combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the diagnosis and management of the condition, with a caring and sensible approach to the physical and emotional aspects of living with pelvic pain and its complications.
This book provides easily readable and trustworthy information; it is divided into twenty-one chapters that ask and answer pertinent questions about pelvic pain and its medical and psychiatric/psychological care. A glossary of terms provides important background information to readers (e.g., about medical processes, medications, nutrition, exercise, risk-reduction); online resources and references are also offered; words italicized in the text are defined in the glossary. Each of the chapters is accompanied by selected references, illustrations, and photographs. The Treatment Map provides a place to log all relevant information in an organized format, facilitating communication with providers and visualization of the next steps for diagnosis and management.