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Wapello Iowa Pain Management

Looking for pain management in the Wapello Iowa area? Rushmore Pain & Medicine is close by to help. We serve the Southeastern Iowa area, providing the latest in pain medicine for patients just like you. To schedule a consultation or procedure with Dr. Jeff Juhl, call 319-209-2226 today!

Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injection

Used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee, intra-articular corticosteroid injections offer relief to patients by reducing the swelling of tendons and ligaments in joints affected by osteoarthritis. At Rushmore Pain & Medicine, we use this treatment for patients who haven’t responded well to treatment with analgesics or non-steroidal anti-iflamatory drugs, (or NSAIDs). Osteoarthritis occurs when the […]

Facet Joint Injections

Facet joint injections, also called facet blocks, work similarly to sacroiliac, or SI, joint injections by acting as both a diagnostic tool and pain treatment method. At Rushmore Pain & Medicine, we perform cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet joint injections to help give patients relief from the pain associated with arthritis, back injury, and mechanical […]

Botox Headache Injections

Many people think of Botox primarily as a cosmetic treatment to lessen lines and wrinkles, but it is also an effective treatment for sufferers of chronic migraine headaches. At Rushmore Pain & Medicine, we use Botox as a preventative treatment for migraines. During treatment, multiple Botox injections are given in targeted spots across the patient’s head, neck, and […]

Regenerative Therapy Injections

Regenerative therapy injections are one of most exciting areas of pain treatment here at Rushmore Pain & Medicine. We perform two procedures that fall under this category. The first is platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, a treatment that comes to us from the sports medicine field. The patient’s own blood is collected, then spun down twice to take it […]

Radio Frequency Ablation, or RFA

Radio frequency ablation, or RFA, is an effective and long-lasting pain treatment method we perform at Rushmore Pain & Medicine.  When performing RFA, an electrical current produced by a radio wave heats up a small area of nerve tissue, decreasing pain signals from that specific area. RFA is a viable treatment for sufferers of chronic lower […]

Trigger Point Injections, or TPI

At one time or another, we’ve all had a painful knot, or trigger point, that occurs when a muscle refuses to relax. Here at Rushmore Pain & Medicine, we can treat these painful knots with trigger point injections, or TPIs. The procedure involves a small needle inserted directly into the patient’s trigger point. The injection may […]

Sacroiliac, or SI, Joint Injections

Another common and effective pain management procedure done at Rushmore Pain & Medicine is sacroiliac joint injection, also known as an SI joint injection or sacroiliac joint block. This procedure is done to both diagnose and help treat lower back pain and sciatica symptoms caused by sacroiliac joint impairment.

Epidural Steroid Injection, or ESI

At Rushmore Pain & Medicine, we are often asked about the procedures we perform. One of our most common pain-management procedures is an epidural steroid injection, often referred to as an ESI. An ESI is a corticosteroid injection given in tandem with a local anesthetic. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatories that relieve the swelling and inflammation that can place pressure on nerves and other soft […]