Abdominal Pain Treatment
Although abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints in the acute pain setting, there are several disorders of the abdominal organs or the thoracic spine that cause pain in the chronic setting. Abdominal pain can be broadly classified into neuropathic pain, i.e., pain involving nerves that supply the abdominal wall and may originate from the lower six thoracic nerves, or visceral pain, i.e., pain originating from the abdominal organs themselves.
There are several interventional and pharmacologic treatments that can offer significant benefit for the patient suffering from chronic abdominal pain. Examples of this include selected injections for chronic pelvic pain, abdominal pain radiating from the spine, or injections for chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer pain. Please refer to the specific pages on our website for more details. The pain treatment physicians at Utah Pain Specialists are trained to offer their patients the best and most state-of-the-art treatment for chronic abdominal pain.
How Is Abdominal Pain Treated? Medical tests may not show the cause of your abdominal pain. Many times, the cause of abdominal pain is never known. Abdominal pain can get better even if you do not know the cause. We offer injection and non injection therapy to treat chronic abdominal pain. Possible treatment options and treatment injections that might be beneficial, which will be decided upon pending examination and evaluation by your physician:
- Celiac Plexus Block
- Intercostal Nerve Blockade
- Ileoinguinal/Ileohypogastric Nerve Block