Abdominal pain is pain that is felt in the part of the trunk below the ribs and above the pelvis.
The cause of abdominal pain is diagnosed on the basis of the characteristics of the pain, physical examination, and testing. Many times abdominal pain is caused by inflammation, distention of an organ, or by loss of the blood supply to an organ, but there are many potential causes of abdominal pain, and the following as the most common causes:
• Crohn’s disease
• Food poisoning
• Food allergies
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
• Kidney stones
• Lactose intolerance
• Menstrual cramps
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Stomach virus
• Urinary tract infection
How & Why Does Abdominal pain Develop?
Since there are so many potential causes of abdominal pain, a thorough examination must be conducted in order to make a determination.
Symptoms associated with abdominal pain may include:
• Gas (flatus, farting)
• Pain in the upper left or right; middle; or lower left or right abdomen
• GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease)
• Chest pain
Accurate diagnosis of the source of pain is imperative to successfully treating abdominal pain. Orlando Pain & Spine Center can provide you with a diagnosis, which begins with:
• Thorough clinical evaluation
• Complete medical history, analysis of your symptoms, and physical examination
• Additional testing, such as MRIs, X-rays, CT scans, or EMG
We will work with you to determine the right treatment option to help effectively provide pain relief. Some treatments may include alternative treatment methods such as physical therapy, sympathetic nerve block, and spinal cord stimulation.