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A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes.
David Wise, PhD, Rodney Anderson, MD.  California; National Center for Pelvic Pain Research, 2012.  This groundbreaking book describes the Wise-Anderson Protocol for muscle-related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. The Wise-Anderson Protocol involves the treatment of muscle-related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, levator ani syndrome, among other related diagnoses affecting some twenty million men and women in the United States. Specifically, The 6th edition of A Headache in the Pelvis adds new research recently published in the Journal of Urology done by the Wise-Anderson team describing the relationship of painful trigger points that refer and re-create specific symptoms of pelvic pain, new research done at Stanford on the relationship between early morning anxiety and those with pelvic pain, and first-hand stories from women who have undergone the Wise-Anderson Protocol, along with other new sections.

 Ourselves Growing Older: Women Aging with Knowledge and Power. Paula Brown Doress and Diana Laskin Siegal. New York: Touchstone Books, 1994. This is an essential wide-ranging resource manual for women, including information on menopause, diet, sexuality, and common medical problems. The chapter on incontinence is concise and clear and offers some insights to why bladder problems are so difficult.

 Staying Dry: A Practical Guide to Bladder Control. Kathryn L. Burgio, K. Lynette Pearce, and Angelo J. Lucco, M.D. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. A clearly written workbook focuses on curing incontinence with pelvic muscle exercises and changing behavior.

 Urinary Incontinence Sourcebook. Diane Kaschak Newman, Mary K. Dzurinko (Contributor), Ananias C. Diokno. Los Angeles: Lowell House, 1999. Covering the A-Z of urinary incontinence evaluation, treatment and care.

Overcoming Bladder Disorders. Rebecca Chalker and Kristene E. Whitmore, M.D. New York: Harper Collins, 1990. Compassionate authoritative medical and self-help solutions for incontinence, cystitis, interstitial cystitis, prostate problems, and cancer.

 Managing Incontinence: A Guide to Living with the Loss of Bladder Control. Cheryle B. Gartley, ed. Ottawa, IL: Jameson Books, 1985. Now distributed by the Simon Foundation, P.O. Box 835 Wilmette, IL 60091 call  (1-800-23S-IMON).

 Women's Waterworks: Curing Incontinence. Pauline Chiarelli. Wallsend, Australia: George Parry, 2002. It's informative. It's fun. It's from Australia. The book discusses incontinence in women and teaches pelvic floor muscle exercises and other ways to improve bladder control. www.womenswaterworks.com

 Overcoming Incontinence: A Straightforward Guide to Your Options. Mary Dierich and Felecia Froe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. Clearly written guide for patients.

 The Prostate Sourcebook. Steven Morganstern and Allen E. Abrahams. Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books Inc., 1998. Using layman's terms and case studies, The Prostate Sourcebook begins with some easy-to-understand background information on this vexing gland and proceeds with sensible advice about various prostate problems and treatments.

 Conquering Bladder and Prostate Problems, The Authoritative Guide for Men and Women. Jerry G. Blaivas. New York: Perseus Press, 2001.