Abdominal / Pelvic Pain


Abdominal / Pelvic Pain

Abdominal/pelvic pain can be described, just to name a few, as sharp, dull-aching, throbbing, cramping, or pressure-like when it arises. When this pain persist over the course of a considerable amount of time, it is classified as chronic pain, which can be an indicator of a present underlying issue.
Abdominal/pelvic pain can be described, just to name a few, as sharp, dull-aching, throbbing, cramping, or pressure-like when it arises. When this pain persist over the course of a considerable amount of time, it is classified as chronic pain, which can be an indicator of a present underlying issue.
No matter what’s causing you pain, we can help. From chronic pain to injury recovery, and everything in between, we provide the high quality pain management so you can live your life.
"From chronic pain to injury recovery, and everything in between, we provide the high quality pain management so you can live your life."

- Dr. sudhir Rao

- Dr. sudhir Rao

Causes of chronic abdominal or pelvic pain

Common causes of chronic abdominal or pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis: occurs when the endometrial lining grows outside the uterus, which can cause scar tissue and adhesions.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a disorder affecting the muscle contractions of the bowel. The symptoms of IBS, such as bloating, constipation or diarrhea, can cause pelvic pain.
  • Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: chronic inflammatory bowel diseases which are characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Interstitial Cystitis: recurring pain in the bladder, and a frequent urge to urinate.
  • Celiac Disease: an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by eating gluten (wheat, barley, rye and other grains). This immune reaction creates inflammation that damages the small intestines lining over time.

Causes of Chronic Abdominal or Pelvic Pain

Causes of Chronic Abdominal or Pelvic Pain

Common causes of chronic abdominal or pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis: occurs when the endometrial lining grows outside the uterus, which can cause scar tissue and adhesions.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a disorder affecting the muscle contractions of the bowel. The symptoms of IBS, such as bloating, constipation or diarrhea, can cause pelvic pain.
  • Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: chronic inflammatory bowel diseases which are characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Interstitial Cystitis: recurring pain in the bladder, and a frequent urge to urinate.
  • Celiac Disease: an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by eating gluten (wheat, barley, rye and other grains). This immune reaction creates inflammation that damages the small intestines lining over time.

Diagnosis of chronic abdominal or pelvic pain

Our physicians are board certified, and are dedicated to giving you a comprehensive exam that will aid in diagnosing the cause of your symptoms. Using advanced diagnostic techniques, our doctors will find out the reason for your pain, and then get you on the road to better health right away. Here are a few steps our physicians use when completing their comprehensive exams:

  • We take your complete medical history to identify or rule out possible causes of your pain
  • We conduct a thorough physical exam
  • We carefully review your symptoms, including how you would describe the pain (burning, achy, dull, etc.) and whether certain positions or activities make the pain feel better or worse
  • We may order diagnostic tests, including MRI or CT scan, to help us diagnose your chronic pain

Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we will work together with you to create a treatment plan that will effectively address your chronic abdominal or pelvic pain.


Possible Treatments

  • Biofeedback
  • Injection therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injection
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Alternative therapies
  • Medication management

Why Choose Us for treatment?

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We utilize multiple modalities to improve functionality and quality of life.
We also specialize in holistic and alternative approaches to optimize your vitality.

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We are now seeing patients in the office again! Pain and Spine Specialists is diligently following all recommended CDC guidelines and doing all we can to ensure the safety of our patients. We are happy to schedule you an appointment in-office.

Please call us in Maryland at 301-703-8767, 724-603-3560 in Pennsylvania, or 540-433-1905 in Virginia to make an appointment.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

Get The Pain Management You Deserve

Pain Management You Deserve

You deserve the quality care and dedication of our knowledgeable providers and clinical staff. No matter what's causing you pain, we can help. From chronic pain to injury recovery, and everything in between, we provide patients with quality care, so you can live a full life. We serve patients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Schedule an appointment with our practice today.

You deserve the quality care and dedication of our knowledgeable providers and clinical staff. No matter what's causing you pain, we can help. From chronic pain to injury recovery, and everything in between, we provide patients with quality care, so you can live a full life. We serve patients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Schedule an appointment with our practice today.

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At Pain and Spine Specialists our team of physicians are committed to give you the best treatment available anywhere in the PA/MD/DC/VA area. We know that neck pain, back pain, whiplash, or any other condition can be debilitating to you, so our promise is to treat you with the most up to date minimal invasive techniques with the best professional care available. We are honored to serve you and are committed to seeing that your trust is rewarded.

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