I became hysterical and when my husband got home I fell down on the floor and just begged him to kill me because I couldn’t do my job, I couldn’t be a wife, I couldn’t take care of my child, and there was no reason for me to go on. – Jane (interviewee)
The doctors told me it was all in my head, that I really couldn't be having any pain because I was no longer testing positive for a urinary tract infection. I would pray before going to see each new doctor. I'd walk in the office thinking, "Please. I don't care if I have cancer at this point. Just tell me it's something so I can learn to deal with it or take steps to make it better." – Kat (interviewee)
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 20, but I know I had it much longer than that. My family physician had no idea that vulvodynia was a condition and even went so far as to tell me that the pain was all in my head. – A patient of Dr. Echenberg
When the pain first started, I silently continued intercourse. When the pain was severe, I just had to stop. We would try at times, but I couldn't stand the pain. Eventually, my husband quit going to bed with me. He would stay up at night watching porn and satisfying his needs. We were married only two years when the pain started. – Survey Respondent


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"The Echenberg Institute for Pelvic and Sexual Pain"


Expanding Practice to New York City

Dr. Echenberg is now seeing patients in Upper East Side Manhattan

In a serious effort to pass forward his expertise, Dr. Echenberg is now seeing all new patients at the site of EMH Physical Therapy studio at 1317 East 3rd Avenue, 6th Floor, NYC, NY.  Followup patients will be seen there as well as in his present office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  All correspondence by phone, e-mail, fax and regular mail will remain the same as before for all new and previous patients.  Dr. Echenberg's plan will be to see patients and mentor other physicians and practitioners at least 2 days weekly at the New York City location as well as at his current location in Bethlehem, PA.  


All contact with us for any further information, appointments and any other correspondence will only be through Pennsylvania office:  

623 W. Union Blvd.  #5 Bethlehem, PA 18018

phone:  610-868-0104   fax:  610-868-0204   e-mail:  office@drechenberg.com


Dr. Echenberg and Evelyn Hecht, DPT


Click for:  New Patient Paperwork

Appointment Options:  Any request for making an appointment must be accompanied by New Patient Paperwork

We have now seen patients from 28 different states and 8 different countries

We are making these changes for many reasons, but primarily to expand the scope of Dr. Echenberg's expertise in order to help raise awareness for other practitioners interested in his unique model of care regarding persistent pelvic, genital and sexual pain disorders.  Our program has now seen patients (both women and men) from at least 28 different states and from 8 countries outside the US.  About 1300 women and men have benefited from his knowledge, diagnostic skills, and unique combinations of non-surgical therapeutic techniques over the past decade.  There is no one elsewhere who spends the amount of time on your first visit to educate and "connect the dots" concerning your particular complex of symptoms that have led so many of you to have multiple surgeries, multiple invasive diagnostic studies, and to have seen many different specialists and still have no clear answers as to why you have not been helped.  

Dr. Echenberg's combination of using the most current neuroscience on chronic pain processing, a very personalized bio-psychosocial model approach, and his 40 years of medical experience working in the pelvic region all explain the "difference" experienced by patients in our program compared to any others elsewhere in the world.  Many of our new patients had already given up hope of finding any significant relief of their symptoms and soon realize there is a way out of pain and suffering through a combination of integrative care, compassion, state of the art knowledge of pain itself, and a dedicated staff to help restore hope and purpose in your life.  We receive many requests from all over the US and the world and we find it discouraging that there are so many women and men with genital pain (clitoral, vulvar, penile, vaginal, etc.), PGAD (persistent genital arousal disorders), painful sexual intimacy, as well as bladder, lower bowel, lower abdominal, low back, buttock, tailbone, groin and hip painful issues.  It is time for an effective model of care to emerge that has now been evolving in our program since 2001



Click for 4 Part Interview with Dr. Echenberg


Click here to find out what to expect at first visit to Dr. Echenberg


View a FREE educational webinar on "Complex Abdominal Pelvic Pain Syndrome" ("CAPPS")

by Dr. Echenberg - click here

Click here for 90 minute interview with Dr. Echenberg on Persistent Genital Arousal Dysfunction (PGAD) and how it relates to all of chronic pelvic pain - April 24, 2014

The Echenberg Institute is closely associated with the non-profit group:  www.bridgeforpelvicpain.org

and with the ground breaking new DVD/Digital educational site: www.paindownthere.com

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