Crohn’s Hurts, but the Chronic Pain Can Be Helped

Crohn’s Hurts, but the Chronic Pain Can Be Helped
lisa burks Life is not fun when plagued by daily pain caused by IBD. September is Pain Awareness Month. It's important to raise awareness of how much pain can impact daily life. Pain does not feel the same to everyone. Pain is the body’s way of warning that something is wrong. Doctors should investigate persistent pain. Chronic pain is when you live with pain for a prolonged period — for months or years. Describing your pain's location, frequency, feeling (dull, sharp, burning), and intensity will help your doctor find the cause and the best treatment for you.

Crohn’s causes chronic pain

I have been living with chronic pain for about nine years. It is no secret that Crohn’s can cause a considerable amount of abdominal pain, but comorbidities such as enteropathic arthritis can add other pains. Depending on the severity, Crohn’s pain can range from mild, where you can be active and accomplish tasks, to severe, where you’re in constant pain and unable to function. People often describe Crohn’s pain as sharp and cramping. Some known triggers that can aggravate Crohn’s pain are 
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