Everybody experiences abdominal pain from time to time, but if yours lasts for longer than 3-6 months, you may have chronic pain. At Colorado Clinic in Colorado Springs, Loveland, and Greeley, Colorado, the pain management providers offer comprehensive treatment for the different types of abdomen pain. To learn more about treatments available at Colorado Clinic, call or book an appointment online today.
The abdomen is the area between your chest and groin. Because the abdomen is home to a number of muscles, connective tissues, and vital organs, many conditions and injuries can cause abdomen pain. Determining the cause of your abdomen pain is the first step in creating your individualized treatment plan at Colorado Clinic.
Many conditions and injuries can cause abdomen pain, including:
Chest pain can occur in the cavity itself or in the chest wall. Nerve entrapment, fibromyalgia, injury, and stress fractures are common causes of pain in the chest cavity and wall.
The pancreas is a vital organ that plays an important role in digestion. Pancreatitis develops from inflammation in the pancreas. The condition can come on suddenly (acute pancreatitis) or gradually and recurrently (chronic pancreatitis).
Ilioinguinal neuralgia is a type of nerve damage that frequently causes abdomen and pelvic pain.
The pelvis is located just beneath the core, between the hip bones. Pelvic pain is common in adults, but particularly in women. Nerve inflammation and injury can cause chronic pelvic pain.
A thoracotomy is a procedure to view the organs inside the chest. If you continue to experience pain for 3-6 months after surgery, an injury or nerve compression may be the culprit.
Chronic abdomen pain can disrupt your quality of life. If you continue to experience persistent pain from a chronic condition or unhealed injury, the doctors at Colorado Clinic can help. Some of the most common procedures that Colorado Clinic offers to treat abdomen pain include:
If nerve pain from the spine radiates through your abdomen, a selective nerve root block may be appropriate. This treatment blocks the nerve from sending pain signals to relieve your discomfort.
Radiofrequency nerve ablation involves using heat energy to block pain from damaged or compressed nerves.
The sacroiliac joints (SI) join the sacrum and hip bones. Inflammation from cartilage damage in the joints responds well to anti-inflammatory SI joint injections.
Call Colorado Clinic or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about abdomen pain.