ICA eNews February 10, 2017
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) & Chronic Pelvic Pain News
Thanks to everyone for their very generous donations to the ICA. We are so very grateful and privileged to work on behalf of such a tremendous community. Please keep them coming and we will continue marching on…
Top IC Stories:
- Winter 2016 ICA Update Available Online
- How Does Having IC Affect Your Relationships (family/work/social)?
- Living a Normal Life for the First Time
- Understanding Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
- Study Seeking Men and Women Who Suffer from Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain
Hot Topics from ICA’s Online Support Community
ICA’s Online Support Community is a place of peace, hope, and support and provides comfort for patients, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals in search of better understanding the impact of IC. Below is a list of some current hot topics. Join the growing ICA Online Support Community, where you can be connected to thousands of other people experiencing similar symptoms, situations, and emotions.
ICA Facebook Page “Post of the Week”
IC is #3 on the 10 most painful conditions list. Learn more about pain management at https://www.ichelp.org/diagnosis-treatment/management-of-ic-pain/
ICA Healthcare Provider Registry
For many people with interstitial cystitis (IC), an effective treatment plan requires a team approach, including urologists and other physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, dietitians, and counselors. The ICA Healthcare Provider Registry includes clinicians who have agreed to be a referral source for IC patients. Any registered user of www.ichelp.org has access to this tool. Do you know of other healthcare providers who treat IC patients? Are you a healthcare provider who treats patients with IC and wants to be included in the ICA’s Healthcare Provider Registry? Email your name, suffix, specialty, practice name, address, phone number, and website URL to ICAmail@ichelp.org with your request to be included in the ICA Healthcare Provider Registry.
- Physical Therapist – Charlottesville, VA
- Physical Therapist – Weston, FL
- Physical Therapist – Santa Maria, CA
- Registered Dietitian – Santa Maria, CA
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – Smyrna, Tennessee
ICA is pleased to provide you with a list of IC, painful bladder syndrome (PBS), and chronic pelvic pain support groups in the United States and around the world. Go to www.ichelp.org/us-support-groups to log in and search for a support group in your area.
- IC Support Group – Cranston, RI – Feb 18
- IC Support Group – Miami, FL – Mar 11
Do you run an IC support group? If so, please share your information with us so we can post it on the ICA Support Group page. Want to publicize your next group meeting? Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-4 weeks prior to the meeting date.
ICA Quick Tip:
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and IC can have a disruptive effect on sexuality and relationships. If you have IC, it may be helpful to plan your intimate encounters for when you’re feeling your best. Getting prepped for intimacy can be helpful. Read more about IC and intimacy.
Revised Thursday, February 9th, 2017