A Headache in the Pelvis (Paperback)

The Wise-Anderson Protocol for Healing Pelvic Pain: The Definitive Edition

By David Wise, Rodney Anderson

Harmony, 9781524762049, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2018



The top-selling book about pelvic pain offering the gold-standard nondrug, nonsurgical Wise-Anderson protocol for treating chronic pelvic pain, A Headache in the Pelvis has only been available online until now; our streamlined edition will be the definitive resource for anyone suffering from pelvic pain.

Chronic pelvic pain afflicts 1.6 million Americans (about 55 percent of sufferers are men). It goes by the names of pelvic floor dysfunction and prostatitis, among others. Its causes are hard to pinpoint, so it is often left untreated despite causing excruciating pain. David Wise, PhD, went searching for relief 20 years ago after doctors were unable to help him, diving into the medical literature, self-experimenting, and ultimately joining forces with Stanford urologist Dr. Rodney Anderson. He finally found relief via the muscle relaxation protocol they created.
Their theory is that pelvic floor pain is correlated with psychological distress; the book guides the reader through a holistic treatment integrating physical therapy and meditative relaxation, a protocol that studies show allows one-third of patients to stop all drugs after six months.

About the Author

DAVID WISE, PhD, the primary author of the book, spent eight years in the Department of Urology at Stanford University Medical Center as a visiting research scholar working with Dr. Rodney Anderson. He is a licensed psychologist in California and his research interests are in behavioral medicine and autonomic self-regulation. RODNEY U. ANDERSON, MD, FACS, is professor of urology (emeritus-active) at Stanford University School of Medicine. His subspecialty clinical expertise is neurourology and female urology. He continues to be actively engaged in clinical research at Stanford on the Wise-Anderson Protocol and other research.