Register for our free webinar here!

Help! My Abdominal Pain Won’t Go Away!

Your abdomen is home to your digestive organs. For women, it’s also where many reproductive organs are located. A great many things can go wrong and cause abdominal pain. 

At Family Acupuncture and Wellness, our goal is to keep you as healthy and productive as possible, and that includes helping you when you have unexplained pain. Adam Learner, L.Ac. and his team are dedicated to helping you enjoy optimal health. We practice functional medicine, which may include nutritional advice, herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, or many other therapies and modalities, depending on your needs. 

Potential causes of abdominal pain

The most common types of abdominal pain are temporary. Gas pain, a pulled or strained muscle, heartburn, and many others inconvenience you, but don’t usually disrupt your normal activities. 

In some cases, abdominal pain becomes chronic, which means it lasts for more than three months and doesn’t stop hurting. It may also be recurring, which means it is off and on, but you continue to have some pain for a long time. You may also have progressive pain, which means that it gets worse over time. 

Some of the possible causes of chronic pain, whether recurring or constant, include: 

There are many others, as well. Because you have so many organs, muscles, and tissues in your abdomen, there are hundreds of potential causes of pain. 

The functional medicine approach

The goal of functional medicine is to address the underlying issue that is causing your symptoms. We aren’t going to suggest treatments designed for your symptoms; instead, we will treat whatever it is that is causing your symptoms. For example, if you have chronic abdominal pain because you have a reaction to gluten, we will help you develop a diet plan that meets your nutritional needs and doesn’t include gluten. 

The first thing you can expect is a thorough evaluation. We want to discuss your symptoms, your medical history, and much more. We may order blood work to determine if you have any specific nutritional deficiencies. 

Once our team knows why you’re having pain, we can begin to tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs. It may include therapies you’ve never considered, but our staff carefully explains how each suggested treatment can help. 

We seek to treat you as a whole person, which means that we may ask questions about your sleep habits, stress levels, and many other lifestyle factors. You may be surprised to learn how important things like proper sleep and learning relaxation techniques help your symptoms as we work to address the underlying cause of your problem. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your ongoing abdominal pain, you’re welcome to use our online scheduling tools for both new and returning patients, or to call us at 603-556-8908. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

The Difference Between IBS and IBD

IBS and IBD share similar names and both affect the function of your gastrointestinal tract, but the two conditions are quite different. In this post we describe some of the differences in the two conditions.

Understanding Auto-Immune Diseases

Most of the time, the human body’s immune system is amazing, providing protection, healing naturally, and generally doing a fantastic job of keeping us healthy. But sometimes, it gets confused and the result is an autoimmune disease.

The Health Hazards of Stress

We all know stress is bad, and chronic stress can have an impact on your physical health. In this post we consider some of the physical effects of stress, and we offer some potentially useful coping techniques.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Gas & Bloating

Normal digestion includes some gas, but if you experience chronic gas and bloating, it could be a symptom of an underlying issue. In this post, we discuss some of the reasons you shouldn’t ignore feeling gaseous and bloated all the time.

Brain Fog and Diabetes: How Are They Connected?

If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably spend a fair amount of time each day thinking about your health. You’re probably aware of many of the potential complications of diabetes, but did you know it can impact your ability to think?

5 Digestive Causes of Abdominal Pain

A significant portion of your digestive system is located in your abdomen, so it’s not surprising that there are several digestive issues that can cause abdominal pain. In this post we discuss five of them.