I wanted to share with you a story of recovery from pelvic pain during the C19 pandemic. COVID has thrown up so many challenges for all of us, it has been tough trying to adapt and get along with our lives at best. Ed started seeing me at the start of the 2020, with his first long (100 minute) session right at the very end of January. We went on lockdown in the UK from 16th March and I was able to see Ed face to face once more at the end of Feb. We had one more Zoom session at the end of April and I am very pleased to say that Ed made exceptional progress and is now recovered. This is his testimonial:
“I can’t recommend Karl’s services highly enough. I was struggling with both the physical effects and mental impact of pelvic pain and am a male in my late 20’s.
In what turns out to be a path far more typical that it should be, I had been for numerous scans and met four or five medical professionals before reaching out to Karl.
I’d detail the three biggest strengths of Karl’s approach to treating pelvic pain are as follows:
1. Focus on the individual – he doesn’t arrive with preconceptions and spends a lot of time figuring out the information that is relevant and specific to your case. I probably had 3 or 4 different theories of what was going on (all of which turned out to be wrong) but Karl only reached his after a chatting to me in length about my lifestyle.
2. Structure – recovery isn’t a perfect linear path, so pain surveys before each session helped me chart progress over time.
3. Explanation – having an idea of what was causing the pain was crucial for me – by understanding the causes I felt much more relaxed knowing there were levers I could pull to improve things. Simple analogies – e.g the water glass, helped me feel much more in control of the situation.
As I said at the start I can’t recommend Karl highly enough and would just encourage anyone suffering to reach out – he made an immeasurable improvement to my life over the space of about 3 months.“
Ed was a fit and healthy 27 year old professional male. He had some disc damage in 2014 from and injury. His symptoms were:
- A stabbing pain in the tip of the penis
- Sharp stabbing in the urethra
- Irritation and tingling in the rectum
- Sharp pains in the bladder
- Sharp pains around urination
These symptoms effected his work and sex/intimacy with his girlfriend.
As with all of my patients I place significant emphasis on teaching them how to get out of pelvic pain themselves. The aim is to place you in the driving seat of your recovery, not to just be a passenger. I coach and mentor each patient but it is down to them to make the necessary changes in their life. Ed is a shining example that recovery from pelvic pain is possible, even during a pandemic!
BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR THIS. INSTEAD YOU CAN READ A SERIES OF BLOGS FROM MY PATIENTS WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM PELVIC PAIN:
Read Howard’s successful recovery from Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome here
Check out Adam’s successful recovery from Pelvic Pain here
Follow Robbie’s successful recovery from CPPS here
Learn about Tommy’s successful recovery from Prostatitis here
See Ben’s successful recovery from Pelvic Pain here
Discover Chris’s successful recovery from Prostatitis here
Find out how Jamie got back on his bike again after recovering from Pelvic Pain here
6 months on and Anthony still has no pelvic pain here
Tony is now able to sit pain free. He is back working, driving and travelling here
Mark suffered for over 10 years with pelvic pain here
Read David’s recovery from 8 years of pelvic pain here
Karl Monahan is the owner of The Pelvic Pain Clinic, London. He has been successfully treating male pelvic pain since 2009. His depth of knowledge and personal experience on the subject provides his patients with a compassionate approach that is rarely found. His holistic approach to treating male pelvic pain addresses, lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress management and therapeutic movement. The clinics approach is very much aimed at empowering the patient, teaching them the tools and techniques to manage and reduce their own symptoms allowing them to be the driver in their own recovery and not just a passenger. www.thepelvicpainclinic.co.uk