For Health Practitioners

How to take Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is one of the most useful medications for managing pelvic pain because it helps several different symptoms at once. It doesn’t suit everyone, but if you are someone with pain on most days it often improves pain.

How to take Pregabalin or Gabapentin

Pregabalin and Gabapentin come from a family of medications called ‘anti-convulsants’. These medications affect how nerves send pain signals.

Narcotic (opioid) Pain Medications

Narcotics (opioids) are a family of medications that includes codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone, tramadol, morphine, pethidine and heroin. Narcotics were originally made from opium poppies.

How to use Capsaicin Cream for Vulvodynia

Capsaicin is a natural extract from chilli peppers. It is the part of the chili that gives the burning feeling in your mouth. So why would you put it on such a sensitive area as your vulva?

How to Use Diazepam Suppositories for Pelvic Muscle Spasm

If you have pelvic pain, it’s quite possible that you sometimes have flares of pelvic muscle spasm. A diazepam suppository is a small white, waxy, bullet-shaped pellet that can be inserted in either the vagina or the bowel. It can help relax the muscles and settle the spasm.

A Book for Children with Pain

Pain in children is more common than most people realise. Common problems include migraine headaches, abdominal pain and limb pain. Pain neuroscience can help explain pain, even in children, helping them understand and overcome their pain.

Pudendal Neuralgia – Mr Peter Dornan

Sports Medicine health professionals regularly have patients presenting with symptoms of pudendal neuralgia (PN). PN is a recognised cause of chronic pelvic pain in the regions served by the pudendal nerve

Men’s Pelvic Pain Video – Ms Shan Morrison

Men with pelvic pain often suffer in silence, unsure of where to go, and who can help them. Ms Shan Morrison is a physio in Melbourne highly experienced in the management of pelvic pain in men and women.