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Chronic Visceral Pain and Discomforts

Causes of visceral pain & discomforts

  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Enteric sensory neurons sensitization
  • Dorsal horn sensory neurons sensitization

Diagnosis of visceral pain & discomforts

  • Exclusion of structural and biochemical alterations
  • Endoluminal distension tests
  • Manometry + provocative tests

Management of visceral pain & discomforts

    • Antispasmodics
    • Drugs acting on the enteric sensory neurons
    • Drugs acting supraspinally
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • anxiolytics
    • Liquid levodopa

 

Other neurological disorders

    • Gastric stasis *