Abdominal pain can arise from any number of health conditions, but when it affects the pancreas it can signal more serious health problems. Pancreatic pain—often felt in the upper abdomen and radiating to the back—could be indicative of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or another pancreatic disorder. At The Comprehensive Pain Institute of Bedford & Benbrook in Texas we specialize in diagnosing and treating both pancreatic and general abdominal pain to enhance quality of life for our patients.


Causes of Pancreatic & Abdominal Pain

  • Acute Pancreatitis: When inflammation of the pancreas arises due to gallstones or excessive alcohol consumption, severe abdominal pain results.
  • Chronic Pancreatitis: Long-term inflammation that results in persistent pain and may cause permanent damage to the pancreas.
  • Pancreatic Cancer: An extremely dangerous form of cancer for which early diagnosis and pain management are essential to patient comfort and treatment success.
  • Pancreatic Cysts: Fluid-filled sacs which may cause discomfort and complications if not managed appropriately. 
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: IBS, Crohn’s disease and ulcers can all contribute significantly to abdominal discomfort.
  • Gallbladder Problems: Gallstones and cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) can both lead to abdominal discomfort.
  • Liver Disorders: Hepatitis, fatty liver disease and cirrhosis may all increase chances of abdominal distress as well.
  • Kidney Stones can cause intense back and abdominal pain that radiates up from the lower back, as well as endometriosis, ovarian cysts and fibroids being common sources.

It’s essential to pay close attention to accompanying symptoms, which could include:

  • Sharp or persistent abdominal pain that radiates to the back
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever and chills
  • Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
  • Unintentional Weight Loss

At the Comprehensive Pain Institute, our diagnosis process takes an in-depth and compassionate approach to identify the source of your discomfort. This may involve:

Comprehensive Treatment Options for Abdominal & Pancreatic Pain

At our goal is to offer effective pain relief and enhance overall health, providing tailored options tailored specifically for each condition, such as:

  • Medications: for pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs; enzyme supplements for pancreatic insufficiency; antibiotics against infections.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: Nerve blocks and injections for managing chronic pain; endoscopic treatments to unclog blockages or drain cysts
  • Lifestyle and dietary modification as needed


Pancreatic & abdominal Pain Treatment in Bedford & Benbrook, TX

Here at the Comprehensive Pain Institute in Bedford & Benbrook, TX, we aim to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for patients suffering from pancreatic and abdominal pain. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists collaborates on creating tailored plans specifically for each individual’s unique needs—using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and innovative pain management treatment options, our goal is to reduce discomfort while improving quality of life.

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