Chronic Pain In Women
Nearly all women experience intense pain in their lives as a part of their genetic makeup, whether through childbirth, menstruation or other common female health ailments. Men and women don’t experience pain the same way, nor do they always have the same ideas about which pain is bearable or unbearable. Our aim is to help improve your quality of life.
According to studies, women tend to experience more spinal pain than men. The Clinical Journal of Pain states that about 40% of women experience spinal pain at some point in their lives. This ranges from ligament strains common among mothers who are constantly lifting or otherwise attending to young children. If you’ve already lived through these years, they can still cause you back pain or other issues later in your life. If you haven’t, you can reduce the strains by learning good lifting techniques and strengthening habits that will help you maintain a healthy spine.
Osteoporosis commonly affects women over 50. Osteoporosis occurs when the body loses too much bone tissue, or doesn’t make enough, or a combination of both. This leaves your bones extremely thin and vulnerable to fracture, even from simple actions such as sneezing or accidentally bumping into a coffee table. You can limit your vulnerability with aquatic therapy, which will help you loosen stiff joints and promote general bone health. Diet and lifestyle changes may help, as well. Spinal injections, either to block the pain or inject bone cement to strengthen your spine, may also be extremely beneficial.
Fibromyalgia is another disease that’s heavily prevalent among women. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread bodily pain in the muscles, bones and soft tissue. It is a frustrating disease with no cure and is often accompanied by depression. Those who are diagnosed don’t just experience bodily pain; it affects nearly all areas of life, including their social, family and marital life with their partner. There are many ways you can reduce the pain of fibromyalgia. We also offer several procedures that can help your worst pain.
Pelvic pain is another common issue for women. About 15% of women aged 18 to 50 experience chronic pelvic pain. This is a conservative number because the majority of chronic pelvic pain goes undiagnosed. Endometriosis and interstitial cystitis are two conditions that commonly cause pelvic pain. If the pain has lasted for more than six months, if traditional pelvic pain treatment techniques don’t work, if you’re experiencing sleep-related problems, poor appetite or depression, if your ability to engage in normal physical activities is severely limited, please consider pelvic pain treatment using interventional pain management to curb your pain. If pelvic pain goes untreated, it can evolve into more serious health issues and diseases.
Migraines are also more common in women: Of the 36 million people in the United States who suffer from chronic migraines, 27 million are women. What isn’t commonly known is that migraines are actually a syndrome, a collection of symptoms that arise from a common cause. Women who experience migraines may also have vomiting, nausea, dizziness, sound and light sensitivity and a variety of other painful symptoms. Women may experience migraines at any time, but they are especially common during menstruation, pregnancy, menopause or when using hormonal contraception. There are many interventional pain management methods to consider.
Our goal is personalized care; we understand that you have suffered long and may be desperate for relief. We are going to do everything we can to help you find it. We offer minimally invasive procedures that are tailored to you. With our specific diagnosis, we will target your pain at its source. We can’t guarantee to cure you. In some cases, there simply aren’t cures for certain conditions. However, if you schedule a consultation, we can help you determine your best options.
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