Pain Management Doctors in Des Moines, IA
The Iowa Clinic Pain Management Center specializes in the care of patients with acute and chronic pain. Approximately 80 million people in the United States suffer from some form of Chronic Pain, the main type being lower back pain which affects nearly 31 million Americans. Acute pain is generally short lived and the result of tissue damage, with the cause often being acute pain through trauma. Acute pains identifiable cause and purpose makes diagnosis and treatment easier. Chronic pain is defined by a persistent pain lasting 6 months or more. The types of this pain range from medical problems including Cancer or Arthritis to an injury or the occurrence could appear for no concrete reason whatsoever.
The most important step towards proper pain management care is finding a pain management specialist to assist with your treatment needs. The Iowa Clinic’s pain management doctor will assist in the necessary variety of treatment options. These options can often times include simple changes to your existing lifestyle including diet, exercise, and stress reduction. Other times medication or therapy may be necessary.