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Spine Center

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm
The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility. Its ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury.
Since spine injuries can affect virtually any body part, there is a wide range of conditions and symptoms that can result. From stenosis to sciatica and herniated discs, spine pain is often caused by a serious condition. Providing comprehensive options and innovative treatments, our reputation is the axis of our excellence.
Appointments Available - No Referral Needed

Common Spine-Related Conditions:

  • Neck (Cervical spine) pain
  • Mid back (Thoracic spine) pain
  • Low back (Lumbar spine) pain
  • Upper extremity pain derived from the neck
  • Lower extremity pain derived from the back
  • Upper & lower extremity numbness & tingling
  • Upper & lower extremity weakness
  • Disc herniation
  • Compression fracture
  • Spine fracture
  • Spinal stenosis/narrowing
  • Degenerative changes/Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis & Anterolisthesis

Common (non-surgical) Spine Procedures:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections
  • Facet joint injections

Common (surgical) Spine Procedures:

  • Cervical & Lumbar fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Cervical disc replacement

Spine Center

The DMOS Spine Center is the ideal place for patients (ages 14 & over) with a variety of cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine concerns. These concerns might include acute back pain, chronic back pain, upper extremity pain & numbness, or lower extremity pain & numbness.

Types of symptoms we treat:
  • Non-traumatic low back pain
  • Non-traumatic neck pain
  • Non-traumatic mid back pain
  • Upper extremity pain that derives from the neck
  • Lower extremity pain that derives from the back
  • Work-related injuries (preauthorization required)
  • Compression fractures
Clinic Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Call to schedule an appointment: 515.224.4232

Patients with traumatic low back pain or neck pain who might have a fracture or dislocation are more appropriate for an urgent emergency room evaluation initially.

Need an appointment?

Call our Spine Center at 515.224.4232 to request an appointment with one of our Spine Specialists.

FAQ

What usually causes lower back pain?

Sprains are injuries to your ligaments, which help hold the bones of your spine together. Strains are injuries to muscles or tendons that connect other muscles to back bones. Herniated discs cause sudden lower back pain and sometimes even numbness. The pain and numb feeling can extend through your buttocks, down your leg, and – for some people – all the way into the foot.

Why does my lower back hurt?

Low back pain may be the result of an injury, such as a muscle sprain or strain due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. Low back pain may also be the result of certain diseases, degenerative changes/arthritis, or a ruptured or herniated disc.

How can I get rid of neck pain?

For minor, common causes of neck pain, try these simple remedies:

  • Apply heat or ice to the painful area.
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Keep moving, but avoid jerking or painful activities.
  • Do slow range-of-motion exercises, up and down, side to side, and from ear to ear.

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Joint, bone or ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy and/or surgical procedures.
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West Des Moines

6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Interventional Physiatry & Spine Center

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

MRI

Mon – Fri 6am – 7:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm

Urgent Injury Clinic 

Mon – Th 10am – 6pm, Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 12pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 6pm

Ankeny

350 NE 36th Street
Ankeny, IA 50021

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Interventional Physiatry

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

MRI

Mon – Fri 6am – 7:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm

Urgent Injury Clinic

Mon – Fri 7am – 3pm, Sat 8am – 12pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

Des Moines

1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213
Des Moines, Iowa 50316

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

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