The Basics -
The pelvic floor muscles have a variety of functions
including: controlling your urinary stream, and ejaculation
during orgasms. The pelvic floor should be in a
relaxed state. However, for a variety of reasons, some
people tend to habitually contract their pelvic floor
muscles. This leads to strains in theses muscles and
thus creates tension in the pelvis. This contraction
and tension cycle leads to extreme discomfort and painful
symptoms. One of them is Penile Pain. The Pelvis
has a network of nerves running through it, and a tensed
pelvic floor can shoot pain in any direction: penis, anus,
Why I built this page
A great deal of people are suffering from what's called
pelvic pain syndrome, and unfortunately the average doctor
(Urologist) has no idea it exists. I know because I
suffered from this problem greatly, and I went to about 5
Urologist, they had no clue how to help me. My
particular problem stemmed from doing Kegel exercises.
However, many factor can lead the development of Pelvic Pain
Syndrome. An eight month
journey that included going to 20 doctors, cat scans, MRI,
anti biotics, etc ended when I found
Dr. Wise was a suffer of Pelvic Pain
himself. After 20 years
of suffering and research, he finally found the cause of the pain and the
solution to fix it. Its called the Stanford protocol.
It was developed in Stanford University with Dr. Anderson, a
Urologist at Stanford. Dr. Wise has
literally saved my life. If you are
suffering from Chronic Penile Pain, you may have found the
Penile Pain in
Step by Step Explanation:
Pelvic Floor - In every day life, your pelvic
muscles contract and release with every thought. These
muscles are extremely connected with your brains thoughts
and emotions. As your brain processes thoughts, your
pelvic muscles either relaxes or contracts. Even in
Tip Of The Penis
Pain - When your Lavator Ani muscle
(a muscle that is in your pelvic floor next to the
is in a constant state of tension, it irritates your
Your prostate is close to a large bundle of nerves.
One of the nerves is called the Pudendal nerve. This
nerve runs from your anus to the tip of your penis.
When there is constant contraction and tension by your
Pudendal nerve, it sends direct pain signals to your penis
tip. This is what causes Penile Pain at the tip of the
penis. It can
also lead to you having pain around your rear end, making it
very hard to sit.
When I was doing the Kegel exercises, I over worked
my Levator Ani muscle, thus causing my pelvic floor to
be in a constant state of contraction. This
tense and tender Lavator Ani muscle irritated my pudendal nerve and thus caused referred pain to the tip of
The fix -
STANFORD PROTOCOL -
The way to get rid of penile pain is to:
have the Lavator Ani muscle massaged, and re-teach your
pelvic floor muscles to relax. This is done through
several treatment options by physical therapists. In
conjunction, and most important, paradoxical relaxation
techniques taught by Dr. Wise. To find out more about the
Stanford Protocol, the pelvic pain clinic, or speak to Dr.
Message From a
Patients Perspective - As a patient myself, who has
successfully recovered, you must be aware of a very
important fact. This protocol is not a quick fix.
You must work rigorously for hours, days, months and even
years. You must follow every step. There are no
short cuts. I was in a world of pain, I couldn't walk,
sit or sleep for months. After doing the protocol or 3
months, I felt brand new. No pain. I went from 8
months of extreme penile discomfort to being able to have
sex for hours. Once you undo your contracting and
tension cycle, you should go back to feeling 100% normal.
Its hard to believe, but believe. Dr. Wise has a great
saying. "When your healthy,
its hard to
imagine being sick. When you sick,
its hard to imagine
being healthy". Stay strong and work hard. You
will make it. When you do, email me with the form
below. I want to hear success stories!
Message from Dr. Wise
Common Symptoms found in men with
are not infections but are caused by chronically tightened
muscles in and around the pelvis. Our natural protective
instincts can tighten the pelvic basin, causing pain and
other perplexing and distressing symptoms. Stress is
intimately involved in creating and continuing of these
symptoms. Once the condition starts, the symptoms tend to
have a life of their own. And the good news is that it
is possible for a large majority of sufferers to reduce and
sometimes eliminate these symptoms after being trained in
the Stanford Protocol.
Pain in the penis is a common
symptom of prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Often men
have discomfort sometimes during ejaculation and often hours or
the next day after ejaculation.
In our work treating men with
prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome at Stanford, we have
discovered that pain in the penis is often cause by a trigger
point often 5-10 inches away from the penis, usually found in
the anterior portion of the levator ani muscle. In another
instance of referred pain, pain in the testicle, commonly found
in men with penile pain, is often referred by trigger points
found in the quadratus lumborum, some 10-15 inches away.
If your interested in learning more, you can buy his book. This is literally the bible of Pelvic
A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes, 4th Edition
createds to shed light on chronic pain sufferers.
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You can contact the National Center for Pelvic Pain at:
Toll Free: 1-707-874-2202
P.O Box 54
Occidental, California 9546
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