Spinal Cord Stimulator
Failed Back Surgery
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Low Back Pain
Trigger Point Injections
Steven R Quam, DO
Clay E Ransdell, DO
Andrew G Spellman, DO
Christopher F Stalvey, DO
James E Sykes, DO
Sarah B Biscolgia, ARNP
West Des Moines Location
Des Moines Location
4 Effective Treatment Solutions for Herniated Disc Pain
Feb 02, 2023
Spinal pain in the neck or lower back often stems from herniated discs. While most cases heal with rest, here are four effective treatment solutions for herniated disc pain that can reduce discomfort and speed healing.
Trigger Point Injections for Myofascial Pain: What to Expect
Jan 12, 2023
The feeling of being “tied up in knots” after physical exertion may be less of a metaphor than it seems. Myofascial trigger points form from literal knots of hard muscle and connective tissue. Trigger point injections treat deep, difficult knots.
7 Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Chronic Sciatica
Dec 01, 2022
The pain syndrome called sciatica occurs when a condition compresses the sciatic nerve, creating symptoms anywhere along its path. Sciatica usually heals with conservative treatments rather than surgical solutions.
10 Conditions That Respond Well to Radiofrequency Ablation
Nov 01, 2022
Chronic pain is often difficult to treat since pain can persist even after its cause heals. Radiofrequency ablation uses heat to destroy the nerves that report chronic pain to your brain, providing long-lasting relief.
Testing Options to Consider to Determine What's Causing Your Abdominal Pain
Oct 01, 2022
Abdominal pain is a common health complaint, but the reasons for it can be widely varied. While an inflamed appendix may need only a physical exam, complex problems could require diagnostic imaging or specialized testing.
Is Working from Home a Pain in Your Neck?
Sep 01, 2022
The work-from-home revolution was underway even before the pandemic pushed it into overdrive. But improvised offices and workstations don’t always provide the postural support needed for long hours of computer or phone work. Your neck can suffer.
The Stages of Migraines and How They're Treated
Aug 01, 2022
Migraine is a neurological disease that can’t be cured but can often be managed with treatment. Each migraine sufferer has a unique combination of symptoms and patterns that may not include all migraine stages.
Spinal Cord Stimulation: What to Expect
Jul 01, 2022
Neck and back pain are sometimes difficult to treat. When conservative measures don’t produce enough relief, spinal cord stimulation may be the answer before you turn to surgery. Here’s what you can expect from a stimulator.
What You Should Know About Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Jun 09, 2022
Ketamine emerged as a safe field anesthetic during the later stages of the Vietnam War. Applied later to chronic pain treatment, low doses of ketamine also displayed antidepressant effects. Ketamine infusion therapy has several applications.
Muscle Pain: How Can Trigger Point Injections Help?
May 10, 2022
If you’ve ever felt a muscle knot beneath your skin, perhaps at the site of an ache or pain, you know what a trigger point is. These form when muscles contract and don’t completely release. Trigger point injections are a simple way to find relief.
Myths and Facts About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Apr 01, 2022
Complex regional pain syndrome isn’t greatly understood, but thanks to ongoing research, we know more than we once did. Learn here about the myths and facts surrounding the painful condition.
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