Pain in Women

A Clinical Guide

Editors: Bailey, Allison, Bernstein, Carolyn (Eds.)

  • Breaks new ground in outlining the breadth of issues related to pain mechanisms and pain treatment in women
  • Details the range of neurohormonal factors underlying pain pathways in women and clarifies potential treatment options based on these factors
  • Addresses all of the common pain disorders common in women
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Pain is a complex experience, influenced by many variables. There is currently growing interest in the influence of sex and gender on the experience of pain. The fact that there are sex differences in pain and analgesia is now a well-recognized phenomenon within the field of pain medicine. However, the specific mechanisms underlying these differences remain somewhat poorly understood. Traditionally, these sex differences in pain experience have been attributed largely to psychological, behavioral and socio-cultural variables - in particular, a perceived greater willingness on the part of women to report painful symptoms and seek medical attention. Although psychosocial factors do influence pain perception, there is now substantial evidence to support a strong role for hormonal factors mediating sex differences in pain modulation. In Pain in Women: A Clinical Guide, a renowned group of experts in pain medicine breaks new ground in the field by synthesizing and elucidating the range of biological and neurohormonal factors underlying these conditions and clarifying potential treatment options based on these factors. The initial section of this unique title introduces the topic of pain in women and its importance and then goes on to describe hormonal and myofascial considerations in this patient population. The second section addresses specific pain disorders common in women and the various treatment options for these, including rehabilitative and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. The third and final section covers the specific populations of the pregnant/postpartum woman, issues related to breast cancer, the female athlete, menopausal considerations and the role of physical therapy in women’s health. Timely and state-of-the-art, Pain in Women: A Clinical Guide is an important new reference that fills a significant need in the developing area of pain medicine.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Sex Differences in Pain

    Bailey, Allison

    Pages 1-16

  • The Neuroanatomy of Female Pelvic Pain

    Willard, Frank H. (et al.)

    Pages 17-58

  • Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

    Audette, Joseph F.

    Pages 59-93

  • Gynecologic Etiologies of Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Styer, Aaron K.

    Pages 95-141

  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Pain and Dysfunction

    Silveira, Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 143-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pain in Women
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Guide
Editors
  • Allison Bailey
  • Carolyn Bernstein
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7113-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7113-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7112-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0933-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9969-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 322
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