Visceral Pain

Visceral Pain

What is Visceral Pain?

Visceral pain is pain from your internal organs. It’s more difficult for your brain to pinpoint because your body is not used to experiencing pain from these areas. Because these organs are supposed to be protected, the nerves are often less sophisticated. Some types of visceral pain are common and easy to recognize; acid indigestion and constipation come to mind. Thankfully, these types of pain often swiftly go away on their own, or they can be treated with nonprescription medications.

However, other types of visceral pain are harder to treat. Chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and chronic active hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) are both long-lasting and difficult to treat. Some ailments, like gallstone pain or appendicitis, need surgery for proper treatment. Others need opioids.

Our doctor is an expert on treating many different kinds of visceral pain. Be sure to make your appointment today for an expert diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment.

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