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Women suffer from more neck pain than men

Researchers have found that women are more likely to suffer from neck pain compared to men, due to cervical degenerative disc disease.

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Publish Date: Mar 9 2016 2:25PM | Updated Date: Mar 9 2016 2:25PM

Women suffer from more neck pain than men

 Researchers have found that women are more likely to suffer from neck pain compared to men, due to cervical degenerative disc disease.

 
Said disease is a common cause of neck pain. Symptoms of it include burning, stiff or inflexible neck, burning and numbness. Pain is most predominant when the patient is standing or moving the head.
 
Study by Loyola University Chicago’s Meda Raghavendra and Joseph Holtman included not less than 3,337 patients.
 
Findings were presented at a meeting of American Academy of Pain Medicine in Palm Springs, California, US.
 
Earlier studies have found that females are more likely to be treated at pain clinics for long-lasting pain and that certain painful conditions are more common in women. 
 
The occurrence in females was somewhat higher than prevalence in males, but this difference was not statistically significant, study said.