Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
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Well i think there theory is that the prostate has little to do with prostatitis. They feel that the pelvic floor and the surrounding nerves cause the problems. I never understood how the pelvic floor can cause fevers and bloody urine. In the prosatitis world there seem to be two theory’s that have been at war with each other for years. The pelvic floor vs. the prostate.
As far as the Stanford protocol. There treatment is basically relaxation, yoga and having a trained pelvic floor pt give daily internal and external massages. Apparently they feel that tight pelvic floor muscles cause prostatitis symptoms. They think the prostate is not involved in a nutshell..It seem like rubbish to me. Yet some men get some relief. My guess is the massage helps relax some inflamed nerves. The treatment is http://www.pelvicpainhelp.com/ all info can be found on there site. The book headache in the pelvis is very popular in the prostatitis world. The book focuses on lifestyle changes, massages, yoga, and diet mods to cure the illness. Only problem is it doesnt really work in the real world. What are your thoughts on the link i posted? It seems your study so far is contradicting what these top prostatitis guys are saying.
Even if this therapy helps, it is unlikely to be permanent. It is ongoing and expensive, and not readily available to most men on the planet to make regular trips at great expense. At least with surgery it is a one off treatment, once its paid its done and one can get on with his life without travelling the world any more looking for relief.
That was one of the points of A Hole in The Fence.
Why do you say pelvic floor treatment is expensive? It would seem to be cheap compared with surgery, no?
We are opening a new option for cost containment. Beginning in just a few weeks we are beginning to operate in Trinidad, where the cost basis is much lower than in the US. If you want to understand the concept you can browse through Mobile Surgery International. I'd be curious to know your reaction to the concept.