Chronic abdominal pain can be quite debilitating. Patients often have difficulty eating, drinking, sleeping and completing routine tasks. Abdominal pain can feel dully/achy or sharp and stabbing. There are many common causes of abdominal pain including indigestion, viral syndromes or muscle spasm, but can also be from more serious diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, organ dysfunction or cancer. It is important to get in touch with a medical specialist to better understand the origin of your abdominal pain and address your pain management needs. Even in cases where the source of pain cannot be determined, there are still many medication and non-medication treatment options.