A Chiropractor in Vancouver WA Shares Some Chronic Pain Conditions that Hit Women More Often than Men – Part 2

beach-21815_640If you are female, it is important to be aware of the conditions that are more prevalent for your gender. In the last blog, we introduced a few conditions that are more prevalent in women than men, here are a few more.

Fibromyalgia: This condition can cause widespread pain and fatigue for those who suffer from it. These symptoms typically occur in areas deemed as “tender points,” which are your upper back, lower back, hips, and neck. This condition is classified as a rheumatic condition.

Piriformis syndrome: This condition can mimic sciatica pain and occurs when the piriformis muscle that is located in your buttocks, spasms and aggravates the sciatic nerve. It causes pain, numbness, and tingling throughout your legs into your feet.

Stiffness: This type of pain is common in spinal osteoarthritis causing aches in your hips, knees, and even your back.

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction: This condition occurs when something goes wrong in the joint and triggers pain.

At A Family and Sports Chiropractic, it is important to know that chronic pain can occur more commonly in women and the pain can be more severe.

A chiropractor in Vancouver WA can help you get to the bottom of your pain and help you determine your course of action. Click here to read more about us.