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It's True: Women Experience Pain Differently Than Men Do

Dance Magazine—November 1, 2013

Dance Magazine featured HSS physiatrist Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD, who advised on the different ways men and women dancers experience pain.

According to a study published in The Journal of Pain, women experience pain more intensely than men and are at a greater risk of developing chronic pain conditions.

"I see the gender gap for pain in my practice. And the longer you have pain, the more your brain and nervous system become used to having that pain, and the cycle of pain becomes more challenging to interrupt. Early diagnosis can help," said Dr. Manejias.

Dr. Manejias recommended that patients should write down their questions and track pain history in advance of a doctor's appointment.

Read the full article at dancemagazine.com.

 

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