Musculoskeletal Pain and Menopause

  • Michel Dupuis
Part of the Clinical Perspectives in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (CPOG)


Musculoskeletal pain, especially of vertebral origin, is extremely frequent at the age of menopause and postmenopause.1–3 Although pain is not directly related to hormonal imbalance like other symptoms related to menopause, it is frequently associated with the symptomatology of the menopause. Patients seek a solution to their musculoskeletal pains along with their other symptoms. Unfortunately, they often face some lack of understanding from their physician or gynecologist, who is more interested in their bone density and is often struggling more with the questions of whether or not to give hormonal therapy and/or calcium supplements.


Musculoskeletal Pain None None Physical Agent Tender Point Polymyalgia Rheumatica 
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