You Don't Have to Suffer with Interstitial Cystitis (IC/BPS) Symptoms Anymore
If you've been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (or haven't had a formal diagnosis), you've likely had a frustrating, confusing and challenging time getting answers. Whether it's been going on for months, years, or decades you may have been offered medications to mask the pain, done the 'IC Diet', or been offered bladder instillations or procedures. But you likely haven't had a true explanation of why this is happening or gotten to the underlying cause.
The root cause of interstitial pelvic pain is almost always found within the pelvic floor. Tight muscles irritate the nerves that run through the pelvis, which can radiate pain anywhere those nerves run. This is the cause of bladder pain, urethral burning, urinary urgency/frequency and other IC symptoms. Unless the pelvic floor is addressed, other interventions just mask the underlying problem.
We want to help you find lasting relief from IC pain and symptoms. Our expert pelvic health team specializes exclusively in these difficult-to-treat conditions so you know you're getting the best care. We literally wrote the book on the condition!
Not only do we want to relieve your symptoms, but resolve the underlying 'why' so they don't return. We've helped thousands of patients with IC or IC-like symptoms from Orange County and all over the world; we'd love to help you find lasting relief and feel confident in your body again!
Give us a call - you'll speak with a real human, get your questions answered and we can get you started on your road to pelvic sanity!
"I love Pelvic Sanity! They have helped me live pain free.....I don't feel hopeless in pain anymore!" - Danielle
How Can We Help Your IC Pain?
Did you know IC is the most proven treatment for IC? Even the American Urological Association (AUA) gives it an 'A' grade and recommends it be the first treatment tried.
Not sure if we can help, or have questions about your specific case? Our doctors have seen just about everything. Give us a call or send us a message and a team member can answer any questions and get you started!
What is Interstitial Cystitis?
IC is a diagnosis of exclusion. It simply means 'pelvic pain perceived to be related to the bladder and urinary symptoms in the absence of an infection or other medical cause.' There is no test to confirm IC, it just describes your symptoms.
What causes Interstitial Cystitis?
The exact cause is unknown and likely a combination of factors, but for 90+ percent of patients the pelvic floor is a major cause of symptoms. When the muscles of the pelvic floor are tight they irritate the nerves running through the pelvis, which can cause any of the IC symptoms. By addressing the pelvic floor we can reduce bladder pain, urethral burning, and resolve urinary urgency/frequency.
What are some other signs of pelvic floor dysfunction?
Many patients diagnosed with IC or pelvic pain also have associated issues like low back pain, hip or groin pain, painful intercourse or urinary incontinence, among other common pelvic floor issues.
How does pelvic physical therapy resolve IC symptoms?
Unlike treatments like pain medication, bladder analgesics or surgery, pelvic floor physical therapy gets to the underlying "why" of IC for true, lasting relief. Once those muscles begin functioning normally and stop irritating the nerves, you can be confident in living pain-free!
I've been to many other practitioners....what makes PelvicSanity different?
First of all, we literally wrote the book (The IC Solution) on IC. The vast majority of our patients with IC or pelvic pain have been to multiple other practitioners before finding relief with PelvicSanity.
We specialize exclusively in these complex cases, we take a true head-to-toe approach and we look for the underlying "why" of what is going on.
Other practitioners might see one or two patients with this diagnosis a year - we see that each day. Our mission is to help patients with complex conditions find true, lasting relief in a safe, supportive environment.
If you'd like to learn more or get started, make sure to give us a call or fill out a contact form! You'll speak with a real human (not an answering machine), get your questions answered, and finally get expert help!
"I have tried other pelvic PT places and I choose to go to Pelvic Sanity because I feel they are the true experts...I am no longer in daily pain and am so thankful for everyone at Pelvic Sanity" - Samantha
How to Resolve Your Interstitial Cystitis Pain and Symptoms
Working with us is simple, and we can get you started today! You don't need a prescription or to jump through any hoops. We'll answer all your questions on your initial call, find a convenient time for your first appointment and get you on the road to healing!
1. Call to Schedule
Talk with a real human, get your questions answered and find a time for your initial evaluation
2. Build Your Action Plan
At your first visit you'll get a comprehensive evaluation and leave with an action plan
3. Find Lasting Relief
We'll work with you every step of the way to 'find the way', resolve your symptoms and build resilience for lasting relief
You're Not Alone!
We've helped thousands of patients with interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, endometriosis or undiagnosed pelvic pain, both locally here in Southern California and those who have travelled to us for expert care.
We know how frustrating dealing with pelvic pain can be - but you've found the right place to help!
8 Reasons to Choose PelvicSanity For Your IC Care
There's a wide range of experience and expertise when it comes to pelvic health. More than 70% of our patients have been to other pelvic health facilities before finding relief here at PelvicSanity. We don't want anyone saying "pelvic PT didn't work for me" or turning to a lifetime of medications or unnecessary surgery.
1. You Deserve a True Specialist
Pelvic health issues are complex and you deserve expert care. At PelvicSanity, you'll work with a specialist who has dedicated their career solely to pelvic health. We've seen the most complex cases from all over the world. You'll never see someone 'dabbling' part-time in pelvic health or who has taken a single weekend course. We literally wrote the book on the condition, so you know you're in expert hands!
2. Get the Most from Your Sessions
We believe hour-long, 1:1 sessions with a specialist are the gold standard. You'll always be seen for a full session, and never shuffled off to an 'aide', watched as you exercise or just hooked to a machine.
3. Discover Your 'Why' For Lasting Relief
It's not enough to treat symptoms for temporary help. We want to help you find lasting relief by discovering the root cause of symptoms, so they won't continue to come back. You'll work through the 4 Phases of Treatment at PelvicSanity, and not just 'chase your symptoms.'
4. You Need More than 'Just Kegel'
A whole body approach is necessary for true, lasting relief. We'll look head-to-toe and beyond just the pelvic floor to understand the entire system. You will never have only the pelvic floor treated or just have you 'Kegel' (you usually need the exact opposite!).
5. Calm Environment for Healing
From ample parking to quiet, private treatment rooms, our facility works exclusively with patients like you. You won't be hearing high school kids grunting as they exercise right outside the door, struggle with parking or have to enter a hospital facility for each visit.
6. World-Renowned Care
We work with the most complex patients who fly in from care from all over the world. We've helped more than 100 out-of-town patients from 25+ US States, 20+ countries and six continents. We use the experience from those cases to provide incredible care in Orange County and we've seen cases like yours.
7. Speak with a Actual Human
In today's medical world, getting a simple answer or scheduling an appointment seems like a chore. At PelvicSanity you'll always talk directly with a real-life human who understands pelvic health and can answer any questions - no waiting on hold, no automated answering service and no wasted time.
8. Build Resilience and Confidence In Your Body
You deserve to get back to what you love, confident in your pelvic health. We won't stop at just treating your immediate symptoms or getting you 'good enough', we want you confident and resilient in your body and never worrying about your pelvic health again!
"Pelvic Sanity is the only PT that was able to properly identify all my issues and help me begin a life back to pain free living; life changing!"
Questions? That's totally normal! Give us a call during business hours or fill out our contact form and our knowledgeable staff will be in touch within a business day (or sooner)!
You'll always talk to a real human who can answer your questions, not sit on hold with an automated system, and get the answers you need to start feeling better!