Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care for Many Types of Pain

Pain isn’t just one solitary, simple thing. It comes in a variety of forms, any one of which can have a dramatic effect on your life. It can affect productivity, attitude, outlook, mobility and mental-emotional well-being.

At Cedar Rapids Pain Associates, our specialists address your pain by considering all of its aspects. This starts with determining the exact type, nature, extent and cause of your pain. From there, we use the latest techniques and technologies to help you get relief from your acute or chronic pain.

Here are some of the more common types of pain we see and treat here at Cedar Rapids Pain Associates:

Back & neck pain

Spine pain is among the most common medical complaints… and a significant cause of lost productivity and diminished quality of life. We offer several options for diagnosing your problem and helping you get relief.

Sciatica

Caused by the compression of nerve roots in the lower back, sciatica is pain that affects the back, hip and outer side of the leg. With proven therapies and the most advanced interventional procedures, we know how to reduce or even eliminate the pain.

Herniated or bulging discs

The discs between the spinal vertebrae can become weak and bulge out (herniate), pushing against the spinal cord or nerve roots, causing significant pain. Today, we have a number of treatment options for reducing this pain without surgery, helping you feel better and live a more normal, fulfilling life.

Degenerative disc disease

The intervertebral discs can begin to degenerate, often (but not exclusively) due to aging. For many, this can cause radiating pain as well as other symptoms, like tingling, numbness or weakness. Interventional techniques and other therapies are how we’re able to provide relief from this disorder.

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is when the cavities that house large nerve structures (i.e., the spinal cord or its nerve roots) become narrow, putting pressure on nerves and causing pain that’s often debilitating. Spinal stenosis can be caused by a number of different problems that can create bone spurs and cysts or otherwise narrow passages for critical nerves. Our leading-edge spine interventions and therapies can often reduce or even eliminate this pain.

Failed back/neck surgery

Back surgery is often the right choice to relieve spine-related pain. But sometimes it’s not the right choice. And even when it is appropriate, back surgeries can and do “fail,” frequently through no fault of the surgeon. We offer a number of nonsurgical treatments that can provide relief for certain pain and symptoms that recur (or newly develop) following back or neck surgery.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a loose, nonmedical word used to describe a range of different neck injuries related to or caused by a sudden distortion or extension, often associated with automotive accidents. We specialize in neck-related pain and injury and are focused on relieving the pain.

Joint pain

We offer complete treatment options, including therapies and interventions that can relieve pain associated with the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and other joints as well as other parts of the musculoskeletal system.

Arm & leg pain

As with sciatica, compression of nerve roots can cause other forms of pain in the legs not directly related to the sciatic nerve. Arm pain can also be related to nerve compression occurring in the spine. We have a number of treatments that can relieve the effects of this compression.

Headaches & migraines

While they can be difficult to diagnose because of their many potential causes, headaches and migraines are common. They can also be devastating to your quality of life. We diagnose headaches accurately and treat them carefully so you can feel — and live — better!

Myofascial pain

Myofascial pain is chronic pain affecting the connective tissue that covers the muscles. Pressure on specific “trigger points” in the muscles causes pain in other parts of the body, which is called “referred pain.” We use the latest therapies, particularly trigger-point injections, to alleviate the pain.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

CRPS is an often elusive and challenging pain condition related to erroneous pain signals from the sympathetic nervous system that create regional pain. We understand CRPS, how to diagnose it and how to use our complete range of treatments to minimize the pain and restore your quality of life.

Don’t see your pain condition here? Don’t worry. We provide complete, multidisciplinary care, but we do it while taking a totally individualized approach. We see and treat all forms of pain… with our attention on your unique needs and what will work best for you and you alone.

For more information about what we see and treat, or to schedule an appointment, call Cedar Rapids Pain Associates today at 319-540-8251. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.