AABP Integrative Pain Care

Abdominal Pain Specialists

Abdominal Pain services offered throughout New York

Abdominal pain affects almost everyone at some point during their life. Though not always a serious medical issue, if you have severe, persistent, or chronic abdominal pain, the team of board-certified anesthesiology and pain management physicians at AABP Integrative Pain Care can help. The team takes an integrative and individualized approach to pain management, customizing your plan based on the underlying cause of your discomfort. To get relief from your abdominal pain, call the office in the Bensonhurst neighborhood in Brooklyn, or the office in White Plains, New York.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

What is abdominal pain?

Any discomfort you feel below your chest and above your groin is a type of abdominal pain. This is a common complaint that affects most people at one time or another.

The type of pain you feel helps pinpoint the cause.

Generalized pain

If the pain affects more than half of your abdominal area, you have generalized pain. 

Localized pain

Localized pain is pain you feel in only one area of the body. This type of pain most often means there’s an issue with one of the abdominal organs.

Cramp-like pain

With cramp-like pain, you may feel pressure or a throbbing sensation. It’s not uncommon to have diarrhea with this type of abdominal pain.

Colicky pain

Colicky pain is abdominal pain that comes and goes. The pain is sudden and severe and ends as quickly as it starts.

What causes abdominal pain?

There are many causes of abdominal pain, some more serious than others. Common causes of abdominal pain include:

  • Food poisoning or viral infection
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Appendicitis
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Cholecystitis ― inflammation of the gallbladder
  • Pancreatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Severe menstrual cramps
  • Kidney stones
  • Ulcers
  • Gastrointestinal cancer

Depending on the cause, your pain may be acute and resolve on its own with at-home care. However, if your abdominal pain is severe or chronic, schedule a consultation with the experts at AABP Integrative Pain Care.

What happens during an abdominal pain evaluation?

During your abdominal pain evaluation, the team at AABP Integrative Pain Care asks detailed questions about your pain, including the severity, frequency, and location. They also ask about other symptoms, such as fever or changes in bowel habits. 

They review your medical history and conduct a physical examination. They also run diagnostic testing, such as lab work or imaging tests, to confirm or rule out a suspected cause that might explain your abdominal pain.

The AABP Integrative Pain Care team may also suggest an endoscopy or colonoscopy, procedures that evaluate the lining of your digestive tract.

How is abdominal pain treated?

The AABP Integrative Pain Care team takes an individualized approach to care and customizes your abdominal pain treatment plan based on the cause and severity of your symptoms.

Your plan may include:

  • Diet modification 
  • Stress management
  • Pain-relieving medication
  • Disease-specific medication
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Peripheral nerve stimulator

For patients with chronic abdominal pain conditions, the team works closely with your other health care providers to ensure continuity of care.

When your abdominal pain interferes with your ability to manage your day-to-day routine, it’s time to call AABP Integrative Pain Care or schedule an appointment online today.