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.

Continue Learning about Living With Pain

Is central pain syndrome serious?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
For those who live with chronic and often excruciating pain, central pain syndrome may not be life t...
More Answers
How do I deal with post-operative pain?
NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Be Realistic - Pain usually decreases significantly within two weeks following surgery. Ghansham Che...
More Answers
How can changing my lifestyle help ease my pain?
Donnica Moore, MDDonnica Moore, MD
Watch as women's health expert and advocate Dr. Donnica Moore discusses how changing your lifest...
More Answers
How can support groups help relieve pain?
Harris H. McIlwain, MDHarris H. McIlwain, MD
Support groups such as those sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation are geared toward meeting the...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.