Chronic Abdominal Wall and Chest Pain Treatment
What is Abdominal Wall Pain?
It is often mistaken for intra-abdominal visceral pain. This mistake often leads to expensive & unnecessary laboratory tests, imaging studies, consultations, and invasive procedures. Even ultrasound tests usually come back clear.
The most common (and underdiagnosed) cause of abdominal wall pain is Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome (ACNES).
Up to 30% of patients with abdominal wall pain are living with Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome.
ACNES typically presents a localized pain near the middle of the abdomen, usually on one side only. The pain worsens with position changes or increased abdominal muscle tension (laughing, sneezing, exercising) and may radiate down the lower border of the ribs or just above the groin.
ACNES may prevent you from walking or sitting for long. You may feel tenderness over the affected area, typically less than 2 centimeters in diameter.
Dr. Tim Tollestrup, MD, can help. He is one of only four surgeons in the world who exclusively focus on chronic pain-related peripheral nerve injuries.
Your abdominal pain will be diagnosed correctly. And the Tollestrup team’s nerve surgery procedures may provide permanent relief and long-term solutions to your chronic pain problems, previously considered to be untreatable.
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