Ladies and Chronic Discomfort No, This is Not ‘All inside your Head’


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Women are more likely to be diagnosed with chronic pain and yet, when we ask for pain management help, we’re more apt to be told that the problem is “all in our head.” by Barbara Brody Chronic pain is no joke, yet pain management is sometimes treated that way—especially when the person experiencing it is female. Women and Chronic Pain: No, It’s Not ‘All in Your Head’. inLifestyleonJuly 23, 2019July 23, 20191. Chronic pain is no joke, yet pain management is sometimes treated that way—especially when the person experiencing it is female. Compared with men, women are more likely to be diagnosed with chronic pain disorders like. Women and Chronic Pain: No, It’s Not ‘All in Your Head’ Chronic pain is no joke, yet pain management is sometimes treated that way—especially when the person experiencing it is female.

Compared with men, women are more likely to be diagnosed with chronic pain disorders like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and. Is Your Chronic Pain All in Your Head? The causes of chronic pain can be hard to pinpoint.

Seeing specialists, undergoing tests, and coping with the stress in your life are all possible keys to. To return to the issue of chronic pain, 70% of the people it impacts are women. And yet, 80% of pain studies are conducted on male mice or human men.

One of the few studies to research gender differences in the experience of pain found that women tend to feel it more of the time and more intensely than men. Chronic Ear Pain: It’s Not All in Your Head, Part I Chronic ear pressure, pain, or discomfort can be extremely frustrating. This is especially true when there is no clear cause found by your doctor.

Usually this will result in treatment for an ear infection (otitis media or otitis externa) inappropriately and unsuccessfully. pressure and pain in your ears and head; This chronic condition generally results from abnormal pressure on the Trigeminal neuralgia is most common in women and people above the age of 50. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that causes you to feel exhausted and weak, no matter how much rest or sleep you get.

It often causes insomnia. It often causes insomnia. Chronic pain can lead to sexual problems. When you are in pain, the last thing you probably want to do is be intimate with your partner. But it is important to remain close to your loved one.

I believe all med schools need to have a Chronic pain course that extends to enough time for students to learn about myalgia, neuralgia and chronic pain diseases. When neuralgia is not treated, the person develops a centralized neuropathic pain disease. Ignorance is killing people.

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This is especially true for women who have chronic pain.

“The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and Addiction” by Ilene Robeck, Melvin Pohl, Michael Weaver
from The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and Addiction
by Ilene Robeck, Melvin Pohl, Michael Weaver
Oxford University Press, 2018

Women suffer from more painful disorders than men, such as fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome (Bartley & Fillingim, 2013).

“Psychology of Gender: Fifth Edition” by Vicki S. Helgeson
from Psychology of Gender: Fifth Edition
by Vicki S. Helgeson
Taylor & Francis, 2016

Women are told that pain is usually in their head and that they should consult a psychologist or a psychosexologist.

“The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine” by Waguih William IsHak
from The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine
by Waguih William IsHak
Springer International Publishing, 2017

In contrast, a woman with chronic, undefined musculoskeletal pain may be plagued by thoughts that her pain is “not real,” is uncontrollable, or is caused by her own actions.

“Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume” by Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Linda Bucher, Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD
from Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume
by Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Linda Bucher, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Pain perception and coping in female tension headache sufferers and headache-free controls.

“Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Third Edition” by Paul M. Lehrer, Robert L. Woolfolk, Wesley E. Sime, David H. Barlow
from Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Third Edition
by Paul M. Lehrer, Robert L. Woolfolk, et. al.
Guilford Publications, 2007

Women consistently report chronic pain more frequently than men.

“Geriatric Psychiatry: A Case-Based Textbook” by Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois, Calvin H. Hirsch, Caroline Giroux
from Geriatric Psychiatry: A Case-Based Textbook
by Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Women are at greater risk of a variety of chronic pain conditions such as headache, facial pain, abdominal pain and musculoskeletal pain (LeResche, 1999; Unruh, 1996).

“Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing AUS Version E-Book” by Jackie Crisp, Catherine Taylor, Clint Douglas, Geraldine Rebeiro
from Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing AUS Version E-Book
by Jackie Crisp, Catherine Taylor, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Research indicates that women are more likely than men to experience chronic pain and report higher sensitivity to pain (Bartley and Fillingim, 2013).

“Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use” by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse, Jonathan K. Phillips, Morgan A. Ford, Richard J. Bonnie
from Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use
by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2017

My question, however, is why haven’t physicians and researchers in the field of chronic pain even considered female hormonal factors when the majority of patients with fibromyalgia are female?

“Screaming to be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect... and Doctors Still Ignore” by D. Lee D. Vliet
from Screaming to be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect… and Doctors Still Ignore
by D. Lee D. Vliet
M. Evans, 2005

As is the case with other forms of chronic pain, women seem to be more often afflicted than men.

“Handbook of Pain Assessment, Third Edition” by Dennis C. Turk, Ronald Melzack
from Handbook of Pain Assessment, Third Edition
by Dennis C. Turk, Ronald Melzack
Guilford Publications, 2011

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  • No. Chronic pain can be hell. We have sought out all kinds of medicinal herbs and natural therapies. My wife uses CBD and Kratom to help with her chronic pain. We get our kratom at and our CBD at charlotesweb CBD.

  • Is this a type of cognitive behavior therapy? That is what is sounds like. Calming the autonomic nervous system in order to function more normally through chronic type pain..

  • So much misinformation here! The only reason why it looks like we prescribe more opioids is because doctors must write a prescription for opioids every month (and now in some states every 7 days if acute pain) where as in other countries write that same prescription every three months.

  • It’s interesting to see that after a long arc away from the notion of psychosomatic disorders, science is finally taking another look. Psychologists tried for years to sweep this concept under the carpet due to its Freudian/Jungian baggage, but fMRI and other study methodologies have brought it back into focus again. Of course the mind influences the body—and vice versa!

  • I think unless you suffer from CHRONIC PAIN you only have a biased opinion.
    Not something you can actually speak on. You’re regurgitating studies and words someone else fed you. You have no understanding of pain. You think you understand the concept of pain. Nothing more.

  • I have fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis from degenerative disc disease. My primary doctor suggested calling this doctor’s office since I live in the same city. Perhaps I could get into a clinical trial. Turns out this doctor doesn’t see or treat fibromyalgia patients at all. When I listen to him speak I just think he’s a moron. Basically his theory is just a glorified way of saying “it’s all in your head”

  • I’m sorry I have tried CBD oil, THC, the only thing I am able to take is Norco as it doesn’t upset my stomach. I have chronic pain everyday, from osteoporosis& osteoarthritis. This medicine has been the only medication I can take that works for me. I have been on this for several years and I am able to function with some normalcy.

  • Ok Dr Clauw I don’t know what to think of your amplifier turned up in your brain theory. I do know that we have nerves running all over our bodies. Does a damaged nerve show up in diagnostic image? How about if someone has an actual damaged nerve in their back? The nerve damage would be in the back not in their head..

  • well.,I passed a kidney stone while driving. went to the hospital e.r. and those stupid idiots didn’t believe me. I’m a nurse myself. they said I’d be on the floor. I have a high pain tolerance. I would ignore it. when I had contractions giving birth, I just passed out from the pain. but I didn’t scream. my body just gave out. so yeah it’s all mental. but a necessity.

  • Amitriptyline worked well for my pain, but it gave me palpitations. What are alternatives for people who are heart sensitive to these drugs?

  • No it’s not when you can’t sleep at night and the bed is the worst place to be. So tell, where does your rest come from, my pain is all over, but the main area is my chest, where my doctors nearly killed me after a lung biopsy. This medical law concerning opiates is being blown way out of control. And a lot of doctors have gone serial minded with no compassion and this fear of writing or prescribing the medicine needed for patients like myself who suffer mightily. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, opioiate don’t kill people, the needles and the use of other drugs and alcohol kill people.

  • Sir you are wrong!!!!!! This is 2017, it is now 2020 and what you are saying is wrong. Truth updated here Dr Thomas Kline

  • You dont know what you are talking about. Dont claim that you know what you are talking about until you have suffered from chronic pain. The many pain diagnosis is because they dont know what the pain is or they cant fix it so they just keep putting more labels on a person that suffers. And for you to claim it is a mental disorder just makes you an idiot. Where do you get your information. Do you believe what you hear. YOU S #CK The drugs just make it easier to cope with the pain. Why dont you listen to the patients instead listening to people who dont suffer.

  • Is that how handle cronic pain by turning you mouth side ways an gritting your teeth. I can tell hes in pain the way he moves his croked mouth

  • Bitch try to fool a fool like yourself bc u can’t fool me! I know all the tricks that you doctors and the fucking government are cooking together and fucking each other in the ass!!!! U don’t

  • I m so amazed how holistic and system thinking is scarce among medical ppl. Yeah fibro pain is linked to neurons and brain. But fibro is often created as a result of various other things including immune and gut problems that create inflammation and send stress hormones to the brain… You wanna keep resolving brain pain without addressing the deeper underlying engine of brain pain? Sadly, such academic scientists don’t connect things; they look at a static picture and feel so happy of their isolated findings. Obviously if they want to go into the depth of the illness they won’t have a job about resolving brain pain…….. And I also find it rude when this man talks in front of a bunch of ppl with pain and emphasises several times how much pain insensitive he is. I know academics can be very much lost in their small world but there should be some limits to their inconsiderate behavior when they deal with the fragile public……… finally, these talks are dangerous because they affect the mind of juniors ppl in health system about chronic pain and the way they behave their patients with brain pains that have underlying physical reasons. And I do believe most of the brain pain comes from physiology and you cant resolve the pain if the engine of pain is not addressed.

  • Government! Does 1 thing well, KILL!!! Wars All Kinds!

    Their was not a drug problem. 1% or so, then the 1970 drug war!!! The rest is what you see today!!!

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    It is an awesome one off product for discovering how to make the best survival food minus the headache. Ive heard some super things about it and my mate got cool results with it.

  • Could you guys let me know how to get access to the movie? I teach A&P and I suffer from chronic pain. I would pay to get a copy of this!

  • When I play sports, I don’t feel pain until the game is over. Like, I had a fever of 105 and I couldn’t even tell until 5 seconds after the game was over.

  • Duh it’s in the brain!? Yes pain signals travel to the brain and we therefore “feel” it. I get it. I’m always in pain with failed back and bad knees and elbows from years of football abuse. I like horse racing and in the final stretch, my mind often wanders off my pain and I “forget” my pain for moments but it is not gone. Same thing when it is 2am and all is quiet and my pain gets worse because outside stimuli is muted so yes I get it! However, pain is at times horrible and i wake up when I roll over onto my back when I sleep and i happen to use a pain med called buprenorphine. I bought into the “in your mind and opiates make it worse” notion and tried for a whole year not being on medications but it did not work in the long run. Opioid medication has improved my function and quality of life and it sickens me when I read BS like Sarno’s book that back pain is all in one’s head-try my life for a day and meditate your way out of pain. Good luck!

  • This guy doesn’t want to lose his credentials and has sided on the government side. I have been on over 360 MME’s of opioids since 2006 and have actually been taking less because my back pain isn’t as bad. I haven’t built up any tolerance and the withdrawals are flu like symptoms that either I put up with the withdrawals or the pain which was a no brainer. I have significant pain and opioids are the only thing that are helping me. I am a Unicorn and their are a lot out there like me!! If they continue to reduce my medicine I will not make it! I hope they change their rules pretty quick!

  • “And the million dollar question. Is the pain all in the mind?
    Yes of course where else could it be”
    What was the point in saying this? Obviously it’s in the brain. I am not going to walk to the shops to collect my pain it’s in my brain!

  • Daniel Clauw is a Professor of Anesthesiology. Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He serves as Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. Until January 2009 he also served as the first Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research within the University of Michigan Medical School, and PI of the UM Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA)

  • This man is another idiot..if you have neuropathy and back disk messed up…I really hope this man loved one gets chronic pain!..this man is going to push GABAPENTIN…WHICH CAUSES SUICIDE AND DEPENDANCY…that’s why people are switching to KRATOM…PAIN IS REAL!..WAIT UNTIL YOUR KIDS OR WIFE GETS CHRONIC PAIN!

  • Hey Dr. You pricks were OK with me living in pain, then you were OK with me living handicapped. Now I’m living crippled, why the fuck are you docs paid so much????? ��

  • … endometriosis pain is caused by uterine tissue growing outside of the uterus. How exactly is it a volume control issue when it is literally a structural problem?

  • We have effect drugs called opiates/opioids! Obviously you’re NOT an expert! Chronic Pain can kill! It definitely Can ruin lives! Not ALL people should be doing everything! We don’t except our pain to be completely gone just have a better quality of life. Remember chronic pain patients are usually on disability and don’t have the money for theses alternative therapies! #CRPS #MCTD #HemicranialContinua #FM #ME

  • Just pushing more meds and dependency.
    In our world today, the push is for “if you think you’re the opposite sex”, it’s a fact, but if you think you have pain it’s a some kind of mind problem. BACKWARDS! Come Lord Jesus!!!

  • Due to 3 neck injuries, I’ve had a headache since 10/1/1995…24/7, plus my face droops on one side. In 4/2018 I had the 3rd neck/head injury and the pain level skyrocketed, including new symptoms like blood vessels in my eyes breaking. Way over 100 doctors and healers have not been able to help me. I just exist and am so scared. It’s so hard to hold down a job. I don’t qualify for disability because no one can actually figure out what’s crushing my brain. Pain destroys.

  • Every chronic disease is caused by chronic inflammation and every chronic inflammation is caused by gut dysbiosis the rest is bulshit

  • idk I have major back issues I have been told a few diffrent things, herniated disk,and bulging disks arthritis, DDD, ect. It started getting bad around age 30 now Im only 34 almost 35 latley its been so bad I cant even do anything without being in pain. NOW I have started having other issues and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia s well which sotimes is bad but the back thing is unbearable to stand a lot of the time. Pain meds DO help with that but NOW no one will prescribe and IM left suffering, I cant do as much with my kids, exercise as much walk around a theme park or whaever (laundry,cook,clean or shop)without being in pain, I get to point every single day where I cant walk and thats unacceptable with 3 kids. THAN that really puts a damper on things causing deppresion??! opiates DO help with that pain Im sorry but there is a way to use them correctly.

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