Women's Chronic Pain Misdiagnosed, Undertreated, Dismissed

Women make up the vast majority of the nation's 116 million chronic pain sufferers, yet doctors frequently dismiss their complaints as all in their heads, sending them on years-long searches for relief, a patient told senators today. Although studies have observed women's chronic pain is more frequent, more severe and longer-lasting than men's, many women still are told "their problem isn't real. Your pain doesn't exist, you must be imagining this," Christin Veasley testified. In her case,...Full Story
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