Chronic abdominal pain is a main symptom of chronic pancreatitis. While there is no cure, there are many different techniques that have helped patients deal with their pain.
Here are five pain management strategies that have helped pancreatitis deal with their pain, based on expert recommendations:
-Psychological therapies can help reduce pain intensity, pain frequency, disability and anxiety
-Apps can teach self-management techniques. WebMAP Mobile is free and available for both children and adults
-Medications and medical procedures like analgesics, medical marijuana or pancreatic 'rest' have reduced pain for some patients
-Opioids can provide relieve during flares
-Alternative therapies such as meditation have helped some patients deal with their chronic pain
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What has helped you deal with your pain?