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About Visceral Pain

Visceral pain is pain that radiates from the internal organs. This pain can be caused by infection, trauma, disease, internal bleeding or any event that causes pressure, inflammation, or injury. Pelvic visceral pain can be caused by a bladder or kidney infection, interstitial cystitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or irritable bowel syndrome. At UT Health Austin, we understand that chronic pain of any kind negatively impacts your quality of life and we are devoted to relieving your pain so you can focus on what matters most.

Visceral Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin

Our team of experts will thoroughly evaluate your medical history, conduct a physical examination, and consider whether certain factors like walking, eating, defecating, urinating, or having sex worsen your pain. Depending on the severity, frequency and type of pain you experience, your individualized treatment will be designed to reduce your pain. It may include medication, injections, physical therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Care Team Approach

We have assembled a team of experts that includes a Pain Medicine Physician, Interventional Pain Management Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatrist, and Pharmacist to treat your needs. Our team is here to listen and collaborate to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.