Other Diseases

Other Diseases

By Catherine Seton, MD and Lori Montgomery, MD, CCFP

Some diseases (like multiple sclerosis, stroke, or inflammatory bowel disease, for example) are not primarily pain conditions. However, many people with these diseases do have significant pain. The treatment approaches may be different, since they may be aimed at the underlying disease. But pain management is an important part of the overall treatment plan.

This site describes the following diseases that have pain as a main symptom:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Chron’s/Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Traumatic Brain Injury