An interesting read on the prevalence of pain in IBD patients, including from those in a remission, and treatment options. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/11/15/4269/htm
Up to 60% of patients with CD or ulcerative colitis (UC) experience chronic abdominal pain leading to impacts on daily life and increased psychosocial burdens
Unfortunately, pain is still under treated (24% of IBD patients received no treatment for pain in a recent study) , and specific treatments for pain management in IBD are poor.
Opioids and cannabis are frequently used for pain control by IBD patients (14.7% and 17%)