© 2013

Pain in Women

A Clinical Guide

  • Allison Bailey
  • Carolyn Bernstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Allison Bailey
    Pages 1-16
  3. Frank H. Willard, Mark D. Schuenke
    Pages 17-58
  4. Joseph F. Audette
    Pages 59-93
  5. Aaron K. Styer
    Pages 95-141
  6. Sharon Silveira, Samantha J. Pulliam
    Pages 143-153
  7. Jennifer Gunter
    Pages 155-172
  8. Leah Moynihan, Eman Elkadry
    Pages 173-188
  9. Carolyn Bernstein, Carolyn Bernstein, Carolyn Bernstein
    Pages 189-200
  10. Colleen M. Fitzgerald
    Pages 201-217
  11. Mimi Zumwalt
    Pages 219-236
  12. Leslie R. Morse, Ricardo A. Battaglino, Jeffrey J. Widrick
    Pages 255-275
  13. Julie K. Silver, Lisa Schulz Slowman
    Pages 277-289
  14. Jessica McKinney
    Pages 291-308
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 309-320

About this book


Women are affected by many chronic pain conditions in overwhelmingly greater numbers than are men. They are also at higher risk of disability due to pain in all age groups.   Addressing this problem with a comprehensive and practical examination of the problem, Pain in Women: A Clinical Guide is an important contribution to the literature on sex-based differences in illness and pain in particular.  Developed by a renowned group of experts in pain medicine, this practical, must-read title is designed not only to review the basics of the current understanding of the biological differences between the sexes when it comes to pain conditions, but also to provide clinicians in varying fields with a guide that helps elucidate the proposed neuroanatomical and neurophysiological mechanisms that are currently understood to underlie these differences.  This title reviews in detail the pain conditions commonly encountered in women, covering, for example, special considerations in certain populations of female patients with pain, including the female athlete, those who are pregnant, postpartum, experiencing menopause, and survivors of breast cancer.  A special chapter is dedicated to the issue of early life trauma and chronic pain.  Finally, an entire chapter is devoted to discussion of the role that physical therapy plays in the treatment of pelvic pain.  State-of-the-art and the definitive text on the topic,  Pain in Women: A Clinical Guide will increase the confidence of all clinicians treating women with pain disorders and will improve the treatment of pain in women at all life stages.



Editors and affiliations

  • Allison Bailey
    • 1
  • Carolyn Bernstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Spaulding Rehabiliation HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2., Departments of Anesthesia, Neurology, CrBeth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, HBrooklineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pain in Women
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide
  • Editors Allison Bailey
    Carolyn Bernstein
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-7112-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9969-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-7113-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 322
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pain Medicine
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