pain management

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.

Gynecological Procedures Can Be a Real Pain

Why aren’t women who are undergoing painful GYN procedures routinely offered pain management?

Breast Surgery and Opioids: What You Need to Know

Finding the right pain management solution after breast surgery

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.

Want to Manage Postsurgical Pain Without Opioids? There Are Other Options.

How to work with your OB-GYN to make a pain management plan for a better recovery after surgery

I Recovered From Surgery on My Own Terms

I struggled with side effects from opioids after my first C-section, so I chose to do things differently the second time around

There Are Alternatives to Opioids for Pain After Surgery

Conversation starters for patients and providers

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

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After 38 years living with pain, I've become passionate about the pain-cancer connection.

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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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