Ulcerative colitis is one of the chronic pain conditions that make up the category of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). It affects the digestive tract, but specifically is defined as causing inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestines and the rectum. According to the CDC, over one million people suffer from some kind of IDB. This condition can be painful, debilitating, and wreak havoc on your everyday life. However, there are ways to help control ulcerative colitis pain and minimize the risk of flare-ups.
When you don’t know what’s wrong, what do you do? By Kevin Whipps It started with stomach cramps. First during the day, and then later, at night, keeping him from sleeping. He saw his doctor, was given a dose of ibuprofen and told to wait. A few weeks later, after a stressful trip to a … Read more