Abdominal pain can have a variety of different causes and often should be addressed with your primary care physician first. However, when abdominal pain becomes chronic, it often inhibits one’s daily activities and becomes a focus of their everyday life. In these cases, the pain may involve the actual abdominal wall itself. This entails altered sensitivity to nerve impulses in the gut and brain. Because of the mind-body connection between the gut and the brain, stress and different emotional states can trigger the pain. Post-operative pain (such as post-hernia procedure) is a common observation in patients with chronic abdominal pain.
What Treatment Options Does Dr. DeCaria Offer For Abdominal Pain?
Here at the Revitalize Medical Center in Glenview and Evanston, IL, Dr. DeCaria takes a holistic approach to determine the cause of your abdominal pain. She offers a variety of non-invasive treatment options for abdominal pain that have proven to show significant improvement in pain relief, such as dietary changes, medications and supplements, and TAP blocks. Other treatment options for abdominal pain include injections that target the celiac plexus or hypogastric plexus. Additionally, Dr. DeCaria may suggest a nerve block for the iliohypogastric or ilioinguinal nerve.