Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and Chronic Prostatitis can leave patients feeling isolated, alone and poorly understood. If you are in a location where treatment is limited these feelings may be exacerbated. It is important to know that help and support is available wherever you are in the world.
This week I have a patient travelling to me from Lisbon, Portugal. Since The Pelvic Pain Clinic opened its doors in 2016 I have been humbled and deeply moved by the number of patients that have come to my doors for assistance in their recovery. Not only do patients travel from across the UK to London to seek my advice but I also have a number of international patients whom I have supported and guided in their recovery over the years.
International Chronic Pelvic Pain/Prostatitis Patients
Over the past 3 years I have had patients from Portugal (the patient flying in this week is the second), Spain, Jersey, Norway, Sweden, Ireland and Denmark make the journey. Later this year I have a patient flying in from Israel and one from India to see me for treatment. I am fully aware that this is not an option open to all sufferers of CPPS or CP. These chaps are incredibly fortunate to have the means by which to do so.
Skype sessions for International Chronic Pelvic Pain/Prostatitis Patients
That does not mean you are alone. In addition to the face to face sessions in London I have helped and assisted patients via Skype/Zoom from all across the globe including America, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malta, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Turkey
These Skype/Zoom sessions naturally do not have a hands on approach but I can provide lifestyle advice, stress and time management, pain education, how to manage and reduce flare ups, graded exposure to meaningful activity and emotional support. A patient who is well informed about the mechanisms that effect their case, flare ups and pain have far greater understanding and coping abilities in recovery.
Support Groups for Chronic Pelvic Pain/Prostatitis Patients
In addition to the face to face and Skype/Zoom services I also run a global online support group for patients with CPPS and CP. These support groups take place via Zoom and give patients the chance to chat to other sufferers, seek advice, chat openly with like minded men who know exactly what each other is going through. This networking event has brought together patients who would never normally have the chance to chat and support each other.
No matter where you are in the world you do not need to suffer by yourself. Help is at hand in a variety of guises.
For details on my face to face and Skype/Zoom sessions click here