MISSION VIEJO, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online Pain Management Health Center designed to help women treat and reduce chronic pain has recently launched on Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif.
"About 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain," says Edward Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer. "An additional 25 million Americans suffer from acute pain caused by an accident or surgery. Chronic pain is considered a disease; one that costs the U.S. an estimated $100 billion annually in lost income and productivity."
The most common type of chronic pain is an aching back, but other common pain conditions for women are osteoarthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis and fibromyalgia.
"The Pain Management Health Center helps shine a light on the best methods for managing pain and how to identify the cause, not just treat symptoms," Geehr says. "For example, could the pain be related to nerve injury, diabetes, or osteoarthritis? These are just a few of the causes addressed."
The health center's dozens of pain articles are written by medical experts and reviewed by top physicians. They cover key risk factors and how to treat different points of pain – including back pain, musculoskeletal pain, knee pain and more. "If you're looking for expert pain help – you'll find it here. Our readers want the best treatments, natural pain remedies, and exercise routines to help ease symptoms," says Laurie Berger, Lifescript Editor-in-Chief. The Pain Management Health Center features Q&As with leading experts, as well as pain resources, related conditions, alternative therapies, top procedures, medications, and more. It's one of 65 patient health centers already launched on the site, with 70 more condition-specific centers scheduled for release by the end of 2012.
ABOUT LIFESCRIPT: One of the fastest-growing online healthy living publishers, Lifescript.com (http://www.lifescript.com/) attracts 6.3 million unique visitors monthly and is the only site focusing exclusively on women's health. More than seven million readers also subscribe to its six daily email newsletters. The company has offices in Mission Viejo and Beverly Hills, Calif., and in New York City.