Why Women Require a Personalized Method of Chronic Discomfort Management

 

Understanding Chronic Pain

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Expanding Options for Chronic Pain Treatment: An Integrative Pain Management Program

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What is a Chronic Pain Management Program?

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Personalized Treatment Optimization for Chronic Pain with Dr. Ruslan Dorfman

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Managing chronic pain, an integrated approach.

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Steven George, PT, PhD – Approaching Pain Management from a Personalized Perspective

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Understanding Balanced Pain Management

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In the end, any approach to chronic pain must also recognize that gender, racial and cultural biases often exist in pain treatment and management. Unconscious bias by health care professionals can greatly affect the way pain is assessed, treated and managed in women, especially women of color who are less likely to receive any or adequate pain treatment. READ: Why Women Need a Personalized Approach to Chronic Pain Management. Understanding women from the perspectives of both sex and gender are going to be critical as we look to drive sustainable change in the health arena and particularly in pain management.

Nearly a third of Americans experience long-lasting pain, and approximately 20 percent of the population. For women suffering from chronic pelvic pain, absent a physical injury, childbirth or identifiable procedural cause, there is significant potential for a history of intimate partner violence. With all that said – women are more sensitive to pain and report more chronic pain than men – we’d like to throw a wrench in the works: more recent studies – as in released in January, 2019 – show that in experiments with rodents and humans, the male experience of pain was directly tied to earlier experiences of pain, and that men (and male rodents) that experienced pain early in life. Women are more likely to have comorbidities influencing their responsiveness to pain management, such as depression with somatic symptoms (though somatic depression may be underdiagnosed in men) and autoimmune diseases.

16,17 Cognitive factors and coping strategies also commonly contribute to the effectiveness of pain treatments. On May 10, the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force voted on its final recommendations, which emphasize the importance of providing balanced, individualized, patient-centered pain management to ensure better clinical outcomes for pain that improve quality of life and functionality for patients. Individualizing pain management is essential because “pain is very complex, even when we think it’s simple,” Bernhofer said. “Generally, the more complex the pain syndrome, the more it requires multiple modes of treatment to be effective.

To treat chronic pain, CBT is most often used together with other methods of pain management. These remedies may include medications, physical therapy, weight loss. Living with chronic pain makes day-to-day life difficult. It touches every single part of my life, from hygiene, to cooking, to relationships, to sleeping.

When we shared a recent Wall Street Journal article on our Facebook page, it attracted attention.. The article, Why Women Are Living in the Discomfort Zone, raises an interesting fact: There are 100 million American adults living with chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine, and most of them are women.Nobody really knows why. So, we set out to explore more about women and chronic.

List of related literature:

The main challenge of women with chronic pain is to maintain a sense of control of self and pain in order to avoid becoming discouraged.

“Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention” by Ilene Morof Lubkin, Pamala D. Larsen
from Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention
by Ilene Morof Lubkin, Pamala D. Larsen
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2013

Unfortunately, few of the numerous studies evaluating the efficacy of psychological treatments for chronic pain (see ‘Pain management) have focused on the specific problem of chronic pelvic pain in women.

“Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine” by Andrew Baum, Stanton Newman, John Weinman, Robert West, Chris McManus
from Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine
by Andrew Baum, Stanton Newman, et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 1997

For some women who fail to respond to treatment, living and coping with pain become key issues in management.

“Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An Evidence-based Text for MRCOG, Third Edition” by David M. Luesley, Mark Kilby
from Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An Evidence-based Text for MRCOG, Third Edition
by David M. Luesley, Mark Kilby
CRC Press, 2016

Pain Management Following birth, women need to be assessed for pain, and most women require some pain-relief measures.

“Leifer's Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book” by Gloria Leifer, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
from Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book
by Gloria Leifer, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

They may be useful to monitor responses to different treatments, are subjective to the woman’s individual experience and allow early changes in pain management to be considered.

“Gynaecology E-Book: Expert Consult: Online and Print” by Robert W. Shaw, David Luesley, Ash K. Monga
from Gynaecology E-Book: Expert Consult: Online and Print
by Robert W. Shaw, David Luesley, Ash K. Monga
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

In general, women are often not taken seriously when they complain of pain, in part because they are viewed as overly emotional and even hysterical at times.10 Because headaches are invisible and lack an objective diagnostic test, treatment demands that the healthcare practitioner trusts the person reporting that pain.

“Migraine in Women” by Elizabeth Loder, Dawn A. Marcus
from Migraine in Women
by Elizabeth Loder, Dawn A. Marcus
BC Decker, 2004

Pain Management Pain control is essential to reduce the woman’s distress and facilitate movement that can prevent several complications.

“Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book” by Gloria Leifer
from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book
by Gloria Leifer
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

They propose that it is not the technical aspects of pain management that require attention but rather the system itself.

“Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health” by Joachim P Sturmberg, Carmel Martin
from Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health
by Joachim P Sturmberg, Carmel Martin
Springer New York, 2013

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

I have now treated hundreds of women with a variety of pain syndromes, and this work has shown me time and time again in working with so many women over many years that nothing has fully broken the cycle of pain until their optimal hormonal and nutritional balance is restored.

“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

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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