Pain is defined as an “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”But pain isn’t just unpleasant. Your pain is important, unique, and personal. 

The consequences of IBD and pain are dramatic and can impact your daily activities at work, school, and in your personal life. Pain can also negatively affect your physical, psychological and social well-being.

But, there is hope. Gaining a better understanding of how we experience different types and sources of pain in IBD, you can work with your health care providers to create a tailored treatmant plan that may include a combination of medications, lifestyle choices, psychotherapy, and other coping strategies to improve your pain and help you thrive in spite of it.

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