Many conditions cause pain, and the pain may vary in its type, duration, location, and severity. The following doctor-written and doctor-reviewed articles detail common conditions that cause pain and include the symptoms, causes, risks, and other information to enhance understanding of each condition.


Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain, also known as gastrointestinal pain, can range from mild to severe and can be acute or chronic. Chronic gastrointestinal issues include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and ulcers.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain typically describes pain that lasts 3 months or longer. There are several conditions that may cause chronic pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Facial Pain

Facial pain is a dull ache, sharp jab, or a burning sensation in one or more areas of the face. Facial pain may be caused due to a nerve, blood vessel, muscle, jaw joint, or dental disorder.

Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines can cause pain that ranges from mild to excruciating. While there are more than 200 types of headaches that have been identified, there are a few specific types that tend commonly occur within the general population.