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Q: What other services do you offer besides epidurals injections?

Posted January 21, 2015 in Advice Column, Boone

A: Lower back pain can have a complex presentation, with multiple pain generators. Not all pain is due to a disc herniation or bulge. Sometimes the problem is with one of the many joints within the back. Sacroiliac joint pain, zygapophyseal (or facet) pain are relatively common especially with aging. Treatment may include not only injections, but also physical therapy, smoking cessation, diet and lifestyle modification, and medical management.

Myofascial pain can be complicated. Treatment is also another service we provide, dealing with symptoms of not only muscle pain, but also may be the trigger for some headaches. Treatment can include trigger point injections, and guidance on additional treatment modalities.

As a member of the Boone community, we are here to serve you five days a week. Visit or call 515-212-2420 for any questions on services we provide. Initial consultation includes a full assessment and focus on customized education on your symptoms and treatment of the underlying cause, all at Boone County Hospital, usually within one business day of a referral from your primary care provider. There are no upfront costs, and most insurance plans are accepted.

Information provided by Chris hanson, Mid Iowa Anesthesia, 515-212-2420,

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