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Pain Relief for Endometriosis | Dr. Allyson Shrikhande

Pain Relief for Endometriosis | Dr. Allyson Shrikhande
Episode Summary

In this episode of Fempower Health, Georgie Kovacs hosts Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, a specialist in pelvic rehabilitation medicine. They explore the important topic of managing pelvic pain associated with endometriosis. 

Dr. Shrikhande discusses the complex symptoms and challenges of diagnosing endometriosis, which often go beyond typical menstrual discomfort and can even affect areas such as bladder function and sexual health. They discuss innovative, non-surgical approaches to pain management, incorporating targeted treatments and lifestyle modifications. Listen to gain insights into holistic, patient-centered methods that make significant relief possible for those battling chronic pelvic pain.

Key Discussion Points about Endometriosis Pain Relief

  • The diverse and often misunderstood symptoms of endometriosis

  • Endometriosis’ impact on the menstrual cycle, bladder, bowel functions, and pain during intercourse

  • Non-surgical methods for pelvic pain management when living with endometriosis 

  • Why detecting endometriosis early can change the course of treatment and potentially lessen the need for invasive procedures

  • Nerve and muscle rehabilitation treatment options that provide relief without the complications associated with surgery

  • Benefits of a whole-person approach to managing endometriosis, which includes nutritional support, behavioral health, and physical therapy

  • Dr. Shrikhande emphasizes the need for greater awareness and education about endometriosis among both healthcare providers and patients

"There are a lot of myths about pain management. It’s not just about pain relief; it’s about restoring function and managing the disease holistically." - Dr. Allyson Shrikhande

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Guest Bio

Dr. Allyson Shrikhande is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, Chief Medical Officer of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, and an expert in women’s and men’s health and sexual health. A leading expert on pelvic health and a respected researcher, author and lecturer, Dr. Shrikhande is a recognized authority on female and male pelvic pain diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Shrikhande is passionate about this cause and dedicated to helping women and men with pelvic pain who often suffer without anyone willing to listen, understand, or find the cause of their pain. That’s why she has traveled the world to work with expert gynecologists, urologists, physiatrists, and interventional pain physicians. Dr. Shrikhande has distilled this global expertise into an office-based, cutting-edge approach to the treatment of pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.


The information shared by Fempower Health is not medical advice but for informational purposes to enable you to have more effective conversations with your doctor.  Always talk to your doctor before making health-related decisions. Additionally, the views expressed by the Fempower Health podcast guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.


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