Interstitial Cystitis (IC) & Chronic Pelvic Pain News

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Hot Topics from ICA’s Online Support Community

ICA’s Online Support Community is a place of peace, hope, and advice providing comfort for patients, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals looking for ways to better understand the impact of IC. It provides strength in numbers for those living with IC. Below is a list of some current hot topics. Join us in the ICA Online Support Community, where you can be connected to hundreds of other people experiencing similar symptoms, situations, experiences, and emotions.

ICA Healthcare Provider Registry Additions

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. Below is a list of recent additions to the registry.

The ICA Healthcare Provider Registry does not include every healthcare provider who treats people with IC. Do you know of other healthcare providers who treat IC patients? Are you a healthcare provider that treats patients with IC and want to be included in the ICA’s Healthcare Provider Registry? Email your name, specialty, practice name, address, phone number, and website URL to giving your permission to be included in the ICA Healthcare Provider Registry.

  • Physical Therapist – Centennial, CO
  • Urogynecologist – Moultrie, GA
  • Gynecologist – Jensen Beach, FL

IC & Chronic Pain Events

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ICA Quick Tip:

IC Friendly Super Bowl Pizza!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 2 slices)

All-purpose flour and cornmeal
1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 jumbo onion, halved and thinly sliced (if tolerated) or substitute cloves roasted sliced garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper (if tolerated)
10 ounce fresh chopped spinach
3 tablespoons feta cheese


  1. Place an oven rack on lowest position and preheat to 500°F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-inch round. Generously sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal. Place dough on sheet. Bake until crisp, about 12 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet on medium-high. Add onion (or garlic), salt and pepper (if tolerated). Cook, stirring, until golden. Add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook on low until soft. Stir in spinach; spoon on crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Crumble cheese on top.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Cut into 8 slices. Serve.

Adapted to be IC Diet Friendly by Elizabeth Braun, MS, RD

Revised Thursday, February 4th, 2016