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Mercy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Mercy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation’s (PM & R) expert physiatrists provide patients with specialized back, neck and musculoskeletal care close to home. This program was developed to improve patient access to comprehensive state-of-the-art treatments for problems associated with the back, neck and musculoskeletal injuries.

What to expect at Mercy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

When patients are referred to us, they are guided through a process of assessment and non-operative treatment options by one of our expert physiatrists to develop a plan of care tailored to the patient’s condition.

 Mercy’s physiatrists evaluate and treat a variety of problems, including pinched nerves and other painful disorders of the spine. Services offered include:

  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Spasticity management (Botox)
  • Amputee management
  • ITB pump management
  • Medications
  • Trigger point injections
  • EMG and nerve conduction studies
  • Joint injections (ultrasound guided)
  • Sports injury evaluations

If indicated, the physiatrists offer prompt referrals to physical therapy, neurosurgery, anesthesia pain control, orthopedic surgeons and behavioral health specialists. Mercy’s physiatrists consider all of the options available and help you get on the path to improved function and less pain.


(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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