ANEMGI-ONLUS  Associazione per la NeUroGastroenterologia e la Motilità Gastrointestinale 
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Visceral Pain Print E-mail

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 *