Interstitial Cystitis or IC is a condition that causes varying degrees of pain in your bladder and abdomen. The chances of IC developing in women are nearly ten times more than for men. The symptoms of interstitial cystitis vary from person to person but typically include urinary discomfort or a frequent and urgent need to urinate. These symptoms and the pain may intensify for women during their menstrual cycle. The pain of interstitial cystitis comes from the inflammation of the tissues located in your bladder wall. Interstitial cystitis is a very troublesome condition that greatly impacts the lives of the people who suffer from it. It becomes an anchor that prevents you from doing the things you want to do because of the constant need to urinate.
Interstitial Cystitis Frustration
If you suffer from interstitial cystitis or think you may suffer from IC, you may have been told by medical doctors that there is no cure nor is there any effective treatment. When diagnosed with IC, a patient is usually put through a serious of trial and error tests until something reduces the pain or helps the urge to urinate. A variety of medications can be prescribed including Elmiron, Opioid, Elavil and Vistaril. The testing to try to find relief can take weeks and months. As a result, a considerable amount of time and money is wasted with no guarantee of success.
Interstitial Cystitis Answers Shared By an IC Patient
We have been extremely effective at treating interstitial cystitis for nearly 20 years. People from all over the country and outside the U.S. who suffer from IC usually turn to us after becoming fed up with the care they had been receiving or simply never realized that chiropractic care is effective in treating interstitial cystitis. A patient at our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinic in Cincinnati who was diagnosed with interstitital cystitis asked me (Dr. Paul Baker) to share her story. Here it is in her words:
“Dear Dr. Paul:
You have known me for four years since I have been coming to Baker Chiropractic for a variety of medical problems. I am writing to you and asking you to share with everyone a very embarrassing, debilitating and life changing disease that I was diagnosed with in December, 2009.
You have helped me with so many things that I never even thought to ask you if you and chiropractic adjustments could help me with this disease. In October, 2010, when I truly felt at my lowest as my body was filled with pain, I asked you if you could help me with all the excruciating pain I was having. I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC) after going to two of my doctors and having some uncomfortable testing from both doctors. I remember specifically that I asked you in a “whisper”, if you could help me with the IC. I didn’t want anyone to hear me asking you because it is very difficult to talk about. I couldn’t believe it when you told me you had helped other patients with IC and you explained how you do this.
As you know, Interstitial Cystitis can be found in both males and females. In my understanding, the inner lining of the bladder becomes inflamed like it is raw inside. This is a problem with all the different kinds of foods and drinks someone consumes. There is a very strict diet for IC and while on this diet, I felt like I was starving and I was still having painful problems. My doctors told me they had no idea what truly causes it. There is only one medicine available at $365.00 per month, taken three times a day and the minor in-office procedures to help with the pain are expensive as well. The IC is extremely painful and can make you urinate up to 60 times a day and the hardest part is the very painful bladder spasms. This is worse than pregnancy or kidney stones.
Dr. Paul, after two adjustments and your manipulations to the correct area of my spine and the nerves to my bladder…the IC and all the pain has stopped!! You still give me adjustments in this area on my regular visits and I can’t believe I have my life back again…thanks to you!! I had gotten to the point where I didn’t leave my home for weeks at a time and you gave me back my freedom. I have no symptoms at all. The pain and spasms are gone. I can’t thank you enough for your help these past four years and especially with the IC. I truly hope your patients that may have this disease can come forward to you and let you heal them as you did for me. With heartfelt thanks…you are definitely my hero and the best Chiropractor in the USA!” – Judy
Liberate yourself from interstitial cystitis by Contacting Us today for a consultation via telephone or Skype. We will discuss your specific issues, provide you with guidance and help you either find a qualified physician in your area or arrange a visit to our clinics. We can help you just like we helped Judy.
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