Advanced, Comprehensive Treatments to Relieve Pain Quickly!

Whether it is acute or chronic, pain can have a deep, devastating effect on your life — virtually every aspect of it. That’s why, at Cedar Rapids Pain Associates, we are committed to providing comprehensive care and leading-edge treatments to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal pain. It’s also why we combine therapies and treatments from different medical disciplines.

Our experienced, credentialed pain-care practitioners pursue your relief with determined focus on your individual needs, using leading-edge methods that will be effective at helping you get back to your life… without delay!

Leading-edge management of musculoskeletal pain.

Here are some of the many services we provide in our quest to help you live your life free from pain:

Spinal injections – epidurals, medial-branch blocks & more

We use a number of different kinds of spine injections — or “interventions” — to deliver anti-inflammatory medication (steroidal) or numbing agents directly to the source of your pain. Reducing the inflammation due to herniated discs, degenerative disc disease or spinal stenosis can relieve pain, permitting therapeutic exercise that can provide further relief.

Radiofrequency nerve ablation

By ablating specific nerve tissue with radiofrequency energy, we can eliminate the pain signals they transmit to the brain, which can provide significant pain relief.

Joint injections

Anti-inflammatory and numbing-agent injections often help alleviate pain in the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and other joints. These can also be helpful in determining the nature of your joint pain and, as a result, other options for treatment and relief.

Nerve blocks

By injecting numbing medication around nerves sending pain signals to the brain, those nerves become temporarily “switched off.” Reduction in pain establishes a diagnosis, which can help us determine if other types of treatment will help. Longer-lasting relief can be achieved by injecting steroids, as well.

Trigger-point injections

We can reduce or eliminate “referred” pain (pain felt in one area but triggered in another) by injecting medicine into the trigger points that cause pain when irritated or overstimulated.

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a form of neurostimulation, which blocks the brain’s ability to sense pain. Spinal cord stimulators are a long-approved standard treatment for people with chronic back or limb pain for which other treatments haven’t been helpful. While SCS doesn’t work for everyone, most report a significant reduction in pain.

Chiropractic spine & joint manipulation

As a multidisciplinary pain-management practice, Cedar Rapids Pain Associates offers chiropractic techniques that can provide relief for many types of musculoskeletal pain without the need for invasive — even minimally invasive — techniques.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy

Using advanced computer control, this derivative of traction therapy involves stretching the spine to relieve back or leg pain due to a herniated or bulging disc. The stretching reduces the pressure in the disc in order to promote retraction of the bulging disc material, providing nerve decompression. The negative pressure also causes an influx of nutrients, promoting disc healing.

Manual therapy

Using hands-on techniques of physiotherapy, our specialists can often reduce pain without injections. In many instances, however, manual therapy is combined with other treatments to help provide the relief you need.

Electrical stimulation

Using electric impulses, our pain-care specialists can help reduce both acute and chronic pain by modulating or suppressing pain signals. Neuromuscular stimulation can also help improve muscle strength, which is often important to alleviating pain.

Therapeutic ultrasound

Some types of musculoskeletal pain, particularly related to soft-tissue lesions, can be helped with ultrasonic soundwaves. Therapeutic ultrasound can increase blood flow to treated areas, reduce swelling and soften scar tissue.

Home-based exercise programs

With home-based exercise, many people are able to extend the benefits provided by their pain-relief treatments. Specific, tailored exercise regimens and stretching are often part of achieving and maintaining a more normal, higher-quality life.

Braces, nerve stimulators, traction devices & other durable medical equipment

Cedar Rapids Pain Associates’ comprehensive care and capabilities include a full range of durable medical equipment related to treating musculoskeletal problems that cause pain.

To learn more about Cedar Rapids Pain Associates’ fast, effective pain care, or to schedule an appointment, call 319-540-8251. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.