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by jcacciat
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Any new novel approaches?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1656

Re: Any new novel approaches?!

Late to this topic, but I want to add my thoughts. Personally, I believe this condition requires both a "bottom up" approach and a "top down" approach to treatment. The "bottom up" approach is trigger point therapy and physical treatment modalities. The "top down" approach is retraining the brain an...
by jcacciat
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding CPPS symptoms
Replies: 26
Views: 709

Re: Some questions regarding CPPS symptoms

The doctor gave you bad advice. The body workers have it right. Inactivity will not help.
by jcacciat
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restorative Exercise — Katy Bowman/David McCoid
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Restorative Exercise — Katy Bowman/David McCoid

Thought the forum might be interested in this podcast. The Katy Bowman stuff has helped me and McCoid says that her Restorative Exercise program cured him of pelvic pain. There are links that are also helpful.

http://alignforhealth.podbean.com/mf/we ... dcast1.mp3
by jcacciat
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trigger Points for Tailbone pain
Replies: 28
Views: 533

Re: Trigger Points for Tailbone pain

MajorSky1, I have had the same thing. I found a trigger point right at 6:00 internally just inside the rectum. Very shallow, but not the sphincter. Not sure if it is coccygeus or something else, but when this flares up, I hold that trigger point for 30-60 seconds and it calms down right away. Reprod...
by jcacciat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flares day after sex & my first post
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Flares day after sex & my first post

Webslave, it is so true that trigger points are tricky to treat. What works in one area of the body may not work in another. It is a trial and error process, which is one of many reasons it can take so long to heal. Back to the Wahl massager for a second. I see there is a heated vibratory massager a...
by jcacciat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flares day after sex & my first post
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Flares day after sex & my first post

Do you think the Wahl device can be used on the muscles accessed through the perineum (bulbo, STP, ischeocavernosus, external sphincter)?
by jcacciat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: TrP injection
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: TrP injection

Thank you. I am planning to see an osteopathic manual medicine practitioner at a reputable osteopathic medical school who has experience with trigger point injections. I do not yet know if he has ever treated this part of the anatomy, but I will find out before allowing him to poke a needle into tha...
by jcacciat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I have CPPS? (I will beat this)
Replies: 61
Views: 1085

Re: Do I have CPPS? (I will beat this)

Webslave, Isa Herrera first wrote a book called "Ending Female Pain." It is a fairly useful book, even for men. I spoke to her about it, and she told me that the publisher asked her to do a book for men because they found that men were purchasing the book for women. I tend to think she is a legit pe...
by jcacciat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flares day after sex & my first post
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Flares day after sex & my first post

Webslave, what kind of technique do you use for the shoulders? Static pressure? Strummng? Something else? How long do you hold pressure and how much pressure do you exert on a scale of 1 to 5? I am on a protocol where I treat trigger points in the muscles of the urogenital triangle only once every 3...
by jcacciat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rick’s case - 3 months in and still getting my head round it
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Rick’s case - 3 months in and still getting my head roun

You were lucky to have become symptom free the first time, but the condition was still there in a latent state. The second episode flared things up. The condition tends to take on a life of its own even after you calm down from the panic. Sleeper Service's advice is sound.
by jcacciat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: TrP injection
Replies: 3
Views: 614

TrP injection

I have trigger points in the STP (superficial transverse perineal muscle) and where the STP attaches to the anterior external anal sphincter. These cause an over-shortening of the muscles after urination, resulting in pain. stp.jpg Does anyone know if these muscles can be safely injected to promote ...
by jcacciat
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I have CPPS?
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Do I have CPPS?

Also, delaying urination is a VERY bad idea. You want to relax those muscles so things don't get worse. The anxiety related to the circumcision has likely caused you to hold tension in the pelvic area. CPPS can be triggered by things such as a bad sexual experience, after which a man might hold tens...
by jcacciat
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Saga, I need helpful suggestions...
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: My Saga, I need helpful suggestions...

Bingo. Travell and Simons call that point the "belch button," but it doesn't have to make you belch to be a big problem. Buy a set of the Travell and Simons volumes. They are in need of updating, but the fundamentals are there. Also, Clair Davies' book on the self-treatment of trigger points can be ...
by jcacciat
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Saga, I need helpful suggestions...
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: My Saga, I need helpful suggestions...

FWIW, the pain you describe in the shaft is very similar to what I experienced due to abdominal trigger points. That pain has resolved with self-treatment of those trigger points. I had a hernia surgery when I was very young, and though I cannot explain all the mechanisms, I have come to believe thi...
by jcacciat
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Saga, I need helpful suggestions...
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: My Saga, I need helpful suggestions...

Hi Snowbro, It is discouraging that members of your profession continue to ignore the substantial evidence that this is primarily a myofascial pain condition, and not organ-based. But welcome to my world. Based on my own experience (CPPS since late 2010) and my own research, I would guess that your ...