Understanding and Managing the Patient with Chronic Severe Abdominal Pain with Douglas A. Drossman MD

In this lecture Dr. Drossman presents a case history of a patient with a longstanding history of chronic abdominal pain.  He describes the clinician and pathophysiological features, addressed the psychosocial aspects and then provides a management strategy.  Included here is discussion of  post-infection IBS, chronic abdominal pain, opioid induced constipation and narcotic bowel syndrome.  Treatment includes the use of central neuromodulators.