chronic pain

Manisha Gupta, Ph.D.

Like Millions of Women, I Live With Chronic Pain — and I’ve Had to Learn to Advocate for Myself

After years of having my chronic pain ignored or misdiagnosed, I’m speaking up to increase awareness of implicit biases in healthcare

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Telehealth and Pain Management: What You Need to Know

The pandemic has changed the way pain medication is prescribed. But will it last?

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Botox and Migraine: What You Need to Know

If you have chronic migraine disease, Botox might be able help alleviate your symptoms

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Breaking Barriers to Pain Treatment

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

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Learn More About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a disease that affects 1 in 3 women

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