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Glossary for Chronic Pain Syndromes

  • Arthritis: General name for any type of joint inflammation, but often means age-related osteoarthritis.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Interstitial cystitis: A rare condition involving inflammatory disease of the bladder which progresses slowly.
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.

 

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