Welcome to The Iowa Clinic Pain Management Department, where we specialize in the care of patients with acute and chronic pain. Our pain management team is committed to providing coordinated, comprehensive and compassionate treatment to help you lead a pain-free life.
Our Approach to Pain Management
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 related to some sort of trauma. Acute pain is often easier to identify, resulting in a more timely diagnosis and treatment plan. Chronic pain is defined as persistent and often lasts 6 months or more. Chronic pain can be the result of medical problems such as cancer or arthritis, or it could be the result of an old injury.
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 such as medication or therapy may be necessary.
The Iowa Clinic Pain Management Department serves those patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. Our team will determine the most appropriate treatment plan that will provide patients with the best possible outcomes.
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