By Riva Preil
Pudendal neuralgia is a pain disorder associated with compression or entrapment of the pudendal nerve, an important and sensitive structure in the pelvic floor. Oftentimes, proper diagnosis of this condition is delayed because symptoms mimic other various pelvic floor musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Patients often complain of burning or itching pain, especially with prolonged sitting.
Individuals who suffer from pudendal neuralgia are not alone! The Pudendal Neuralgia Association, Inc. was created in 2013 in Massachusetts as a non-profit organization to provide information, resources, and assistance to people who suffer from pudendal neuralgia, to their family members, and to health care providers. Several of their goals include establishing a telephone hotline to provide emotional support, providing counseling services, and finding conveniently located and accessible resources to sufferers.
Beyond Basics' very own Amy Stein will be presenting a webinar for the Pudendal Neuralgia Association entitled â€œPudendal Neuralgia and Pelvic Painâ€ on March 26, 2014 (5:00- 6:30 PM EST). In her talk, Amy will discuss the anatomy and functions of the pelvic floor, musculoskeletal and neurologic pelvic floor dysfunction, and the effectiveness of physical therapy as a treatment approach.Be sure to tune in on Wednesday for Amyâ€™s enlightening and informative presentation! It is guaranteed to be a wonderful learning opportunity that you donâ€™t want to miss.