Childhood Trauma and Adult Pain: Is There a Connection? (NationalPainReport.com)

 

I found this article (from 2014) about women with chronic illness/pain and how many take offense at doctors stating that their pain is due to childhood trauma.

 I was surprised and not so surprised by this, since the offense they take is related to them feeling like their doctor thinks  their pain is “all in their head” and they need a therapist and is therefore not a legitimate medical issue.   Only 22% think their pain is linked to childhood trauma.   

Article: Seven out of 10 women with chronic pain report having one or more incidents of childhood trauma, according to the results of a survey that found nearly half the women had experienced emotional abuse as children.

The online survey of over 2,400 women in chronic pain was conducted by National Pain Report and For Grace, a non-profit devoted to better care and wellness for women in pain.

Although many health professionals believe there is an association between childhood trauma and chronic pain, over half the women surveyed do not believe their pain is linked to physical or emotional trauma.  Read more:

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