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What effect can pain have on a woman’s life?

Howard S. Smith
Pain Medicine
Surveys show that more than 80 million American women suffer each day with some type of chronic pain, such as PMS or menstrual pain, back or neck pain, headache, TMJ, carpal tunnel, and a host of arthritis-related ailments, among many. No matter what type of pain you have, you know how pain can have an effect on all aspects of life -- your marital and family relationships, your productivity and ability to earn a living, your sleep and eating habits, and your overall health. Pain can even stop you from enjoying the little things in life such, as hugging your child or grandchild.

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