Having pain in your leg and wondering if this is related to your irritable bowel syndrome? For this article I consulted with Pejman Katiraei, DO, FAAP.
He is an integrative physician who specializes in IBS, and will be launching and heading up the IBS Program at LifeSpan Medicine, which will be open to both children and adults as of June 30, 2011.
The problem is there, says Dr. Katiraei, but it goes unseen. This is why people with IBS are often told that nothing is wrong.
“Our brain interprets this signal as pain. It so happens that the nerves from the legs merge in the spinal cord in the same area as the intestines. The signal from the gut and the legs gets mixed up.”