Intractable abdominal pain in a patient with spinal cord injury

A case report

Hye Kyung Park, Dae Heon Song, Young Moon Kim, Hong Geum Kim, Soo Yeon Kim, Myung Eun Chung

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Abstract

Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) may experience several types of chronic pains. Abdominal pain in patients with SCI has gained limited attention and little is yet known about its characteristics and mechanisms. It often has been regarded as visceral pain associated with constipation and distention. Neuropathic pains localized in the abdomen have rarely been reported. We experience a case of intractable abdominal pain in a patient with SCI, neither of visceral pathology nor of musculoskeletal origin. The nature of pain fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for neuropathic pains. The pain was therefore regarded as neuropathic and managed accordingly. The first- and second-line oral drugs available were being performed, unfortunately, adequate pain control was not achieved. We tried an intrathecal lidocaine injection as another treatment option, and the injection had considerable effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-724
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Intractable Pain
Spinal Cord Injuries
Abdominal Pain
Neuralgia
Pain
Visceral Pain
Spinal Injections
Constipation
Lidocaine
Chronic Pain
Abdomen
Pathology
Injections
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Abdominal pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Spinal cord injuries

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  • Rehabilitation

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Intractable abdominal pain in a patient with spinal cord injury : A case report. / Park, Hye Kyung; Song, Dae Heon; Kim, Young Moon; Kim, Hong Geum; Kim, Soo Yeon; Chung, Myung Eun.

In: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine, Vol. 37, No. 5, 10.2013, p. 721-724.

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Park, Hye Kyung ; Song, Dae Heon ; Kim, Young Moon ; Kim, Hong Geum ; Kim, Soo Yeon ; Chung, Myung Eun. / Intractable abdominal pain in a patient with spinal cord injury : A case report. In: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 721-724.
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