This article, which ran as part 4 of a 5-part series from HealthyWomen’s Chronic Pain Summit, which was held in mid-July in Ellicott City, MD, focused on how men and women require unique assessments when it comes to chronic pain. The author interviewed speakers from the summit, including Jeffrey Mogil, PhD, Roger B. FiIlingim, PhD, and Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD, who all spoke about the differences in the way women are modeled in research and how those results impact the course of treatment for chronic pain.
Our own Monica Mallampalli and Martha Nolan bring much-needed attention to the difficulties of living with chronic pain and the complexity of finding treatment options
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Experts point to women's roles as caregivers and their greater likelihood to seek out preventive health care in general as contributing factors