Mercy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation expands Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines’ spine services to central Iowans. Our physiatrists provide patients with specialized care close to home.
A physiatrist specializes in restoring optimal function to patients with muscle, bone, tissue and nervous system injuries. Your family practice physician can set up a referral for you with one of our physiatrists, who will provide a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of spine health and recommends suitable treatment options.
Forms of diagnosis and treatment may include but are not limited to: EMG and nerve conduction studies, trigger point injections, joint injections with ultrasound guidance, osteopathic manipulation and sports and performing arts injury evaluations. If indicated, the physiatrists offer prompt referrals to physical therapy, neurosurgery, anesthesia pain control, orthopedic surgeons and behavioral health specialists. The physiatrists consider all of the options available and help you get on the path to improved function and less pain.