Fixing Menstrual Cramps Shown to Have Benefits at Preventing and Treating Chronic Pain

!. Women with menstrual cramps are a bit more likely to have chronic pain of other non-menstrual cycle pain.

2. Some people have a enhanced pain sensitivity, but how that pain sensitivity develops is what research is looking into. there is a condition of central sensitization that changes the types of signals of pain.

3. Treating menstrual cramps may have a benefit for prevention of developing extra sensitivity to pain.

4. Women with chronic pain are two and a half times as likely to also have menstrual cramps.

5. For women with associated conditions, the worse the pain a woman has with her menstrual cycles, the more severe her fibromyalgia, her migraines, her headaches, and her chronic pelvic pain.

If you have untreated menstrual cramps there may be options for you to find relief.

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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