Pain from Abdominal Organs

Timothy J. Ness, L. Vandy Black

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Chronic Pain Management
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405152914
StatePublished - Apr 14 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Diagnosis of IBS -positive findings of disturbed bowel habits and history of pain/discomfort
  • Evaluation of abdominal symptoms
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (functional bowel disorders)
  • Pain from abdominal organs
  • Pain localized to abdomen-multiple etiologies
  • Proctalgia fugax, not the same as chronic proctalgia
  • Use of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitors
  • Visceral pain arising from cancer
  • Visceral pain arising from gastrointestinal tract
  • Visceral pain arising from urologic organs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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