New IC Research

Plain language summaries of newly published IC-related research now available.  

Controversial CDC Opioid Guidelines – ICA Responds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently drafted new guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain. Unfortunately, the panel utilized to develop the guidelines did not include any pain experts. Developed without patient or pain expert insight or … Continued

Sex, Intimacy, and Pelvic Pain, Let’s Talk!

Have you ever avoided intimacy with your partner because you’re afraid it might lead to sex? Ever felt guilty that you’re not having sex more often (or at all) with your partner? Would you like deeper connection and intimacy but … Continued

Calming the Body-Mind

Physical therapist Dr. Mary Ruth Velicki recently gave a lecture on healing and the body/mind/spirit connection which could be especially helpful for those with pelvic pain. The lecture summarized many of the themes and experiences in her book, Healing Through … Continued

Celebrate ICA’s 30th Anniversary Now

“ICA’s patient support saved my life. They gave me hope.” Through ICA’s support services, IC patients and their loved ones – perhaps even you – discover they are not alone in their struggle, are provided life-saving information, and find hope. … Continued

Team Against Opioid Abuse

Purdue Pharma is proud to introduce Team Against Opioid Abuse, a new website designed to help healthcare professionals and laypeople alike learn about different abuse-deterrent technologies and how they can help in the reduction of misuse and abuse of opioids. … Continued

Diagnosing & Monitoring IBD

Each year, over 70,000 patients are newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is holding a FREE hour-long webinar on diagnosing and monitoring inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) … Continued

National Pain Awareness Month

September is an important month for anyone living with pain because it is National Pain Awareness Month. For thirty days, the US Pain Foundation will draw public attention to the hardships, struggles and trials of those suffering from chronic pain. … Continued

IC Awareness Month

September is IC Awareness Month, and raising public awareness of IC is nothing new to ICA – education and advocacy have been vital parts of our mission and work every day for the last thirty years. ICA will continue to … Continued

ICA’s New Website

Have you checked out ICA’s brand new website? If not, go take a look today! For months ICA staff was hard at work and are now delighted to announce the debut of a new and updated ICA website! Our new … Continued