chronic pain

Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture has become more mainstream over the past decade, but it still seems a bit mysterious. We took a look into this ancient practice.

Why You Need to Advocate for Yourself and Create a Pain Management Treatment Plan Before Surgery

You may be taking opioids unnecessarily. A conversation with your doctors on your pain management options can help.

Short-Sleepers Are More Likely to Suffer From Irregular and Heavy Periods

Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.

It Wasn’t Muscle Damage: It Was Four Fractures and Osteoporosis

How an ER doctor's misdiagnosis led me to take charge of my condition through diet and exercise

For Women, Osteoporosis Leaves Physical and Emotional Scars

This silent disease can take an emotional toll on women because of physical, lifestyle and dependency changes

The Pain Gap: Why Women’s Pain Is Undertreated

Women in both acute pain and chronic pain are underdiagnosed and undertreated — and it's even worse for women of color

Designing Less Addictive Opioids, Through Chemistry

One potential way to make opioids less addictive is to make them target injured tissue rather than the healthy brain

Breaking Barriers to Pain Treatment

Women in pain are less likely to be fully treated for their symptoms. More groups are working toward equity.

Learn More About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a disease that affects 1 in 3 women

Chronic Pain Is a Disease — and It Should Be Treated Like One

Classifying chronic pain as a disease by the medical community could bring much-needed benefits to people with this condition

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Living with Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Millions of Americans live with multiple chronic overlapping pain conditions — and most of them are women

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We Need to Raise Awareness of Women’s Migraine Disease in the Workplace

Women suffer from migraine headaches disproportionately; we need to do more to support them at work.

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Suffering From Chronic Pain as a Black Woman

Bias can lead to disparities in diagnosis and treatment of Black women with chronic pain

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