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9th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research

ICA recently attended the 9th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research. The emphasis this year was on biological and psychological factors that contribute to chronic pain.…

Don’t Tell Me What I Can’t Do

In 1999, when I was 16 years old, I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. I suffered for two years from the onset of symptoms to diagnosis. As a little girl,…

Never Lose Hope

My name is Jackie Powe. I am a 25-year-old IC patient. When I was about 18, I began to notice a minor increase in my frequency of urination. About a…

Healing Through Chronic Pain

In the summer of 2007, I was working as a physical therapist/university instructor when IC/PBS reared up and pulled me out of my life. My main symptoms were bladder pain/inflammation,…