How is abdominal pain treated?
Treating abdominal pain depends on its cause. Options include:
- Medications for inflammation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or ulcers;
- Antibiotics for infections;
- Changes in personal behavior for abdominal pain caused by certain foods or beverages; or,
- Local or spinal injections of numbing agents or corticosteroids by pain management physicians.
In more severe cases such as appendicitis and hernia, surgery is necessary.