1Mary Ellen Rousseau, CNM, MS, is an Associate Professor at Yale School of Nursing. She provides care to women at the Women's Midlife Clinic at Yale New Haven Hospital, which she began in 1994.
Pain at Midlife
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2004 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 49, Issue 6, pages 529–538, November-December 2004
How to Cite
Rousseau, M. E. and Gottlieb, S. F. (2004), Pain at Midlife. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 49: 529–538. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.08.026
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
Although menopause is a normal developmental milestone through which all women pass, the transition has been long associated with chronic pain conditions that may be more accurately viewed as secondary to aging. Clinicians need to understand management of pain problems women may experience. This article examines pain syndromes including headache, back pain, osteoarthritis, pelvic pain, vulvo-vaginal pain, and burning mouth syndrome.