Osteoarthritis (commonly referred to as arthritis) is one of the most common orthopedic conditions. If you are experiencing arthritis, you already understand the pain and discomfort involved and how it can negatively impact your quality of life and enjoyment of daily activities.
Historically, many patients over 40 with pain due to osteoarthritis have been advised to try physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), or other injections that can be harmful to the long-term health of the joint. In many cases, surgery or joint replacement is often recommended.
The patients we treat for arthritis pain benefit from:
Contact us today for an evaluation of your condition, or a second opinion. We’ve helped many active patients avoid or postpone joint replacement surgery by reducing joint pain and improving joint function.
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As we grow older, pain and discomfort related to osteoarthritis becomes more common. Oftentimes, surgery is recommended before other treatment options are fully explored. And in some cases, injections that help mask the pain are used, but may produce unwanted long-term side effects. We offer the latest in non-surgical solutions for arthritis that help patients avoid surgery and get back to the activities they enjoy.
If you’re suffering from pain related to arthritis, or are facing joint replacement, you’re not alone. We help our patients get back to doing the things they love.
To speak to our team and learn more, or to schedule an evaluation or second opinion of your condition, please contact us at the number below.
Michael D. Jackson, M.D., FAAPMR is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. As a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation he has been practicing occupational and sports medicine for 20 years. As a leading interventional orthopedic and pain recovery physician in the Greater Midwest, Dr. Jackson is specialty-trained in the Regenexx procedures.
Dr. Jackson’s work at Regenexx Des Moines focuses on providing pain recovery. Simply managing pain resulting from musculoskeletal conditions fails to address the patients’ overall health and wellness. As a result, Dr. Jackson works with patients to improve biomechanics and reduce disability, thus improving their physical function and allowing them to return to many normal daily activities. He brings his extensive experience in pain recovery to Harbor View where he uses the highest level of evidence-based medical technology and therapies available in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Areas treated: Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder
Dr. Jolene Smith graduated from medical school at Des Moines University and went on to complete her intern year, anesthesiology residency, and pain medicine fellowship at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. During her fellowship training, Dr. Smith gained extensive experience in interventional pain medicine techniques, including those involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine. This experience, combined with the holistic and hands-on training she received during medical school, afford her the ability to treat the entire patient. After moving back to Des Moines in 2015, Dr. Smith began working in private practice as a pain management physician, where she manages medications, performs interventional procedures, and implants devices to treat pain arising from various conditions. Her academic interests include cannabinoids for pain, the treatment of cancer pain, neuromodulation, and regenerative medicine/orthobiologics; she has given numerous talks at local, regional, and national conferences on these and other topics. Dr. Smith is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine at Des Moines University and has co-developed a special topics course that is currently in its second year. A lifelong learner, Dr. Smith is currently pursuing a master’s degree in cannabis medicine at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Smith believes regenerative medicine/orthobiologics represents the future of pain management for many conditions. Her specialty training in osteopathic medicine, pain medicine, interventional spine techniques, and Regenexx procedures allow Dr. Smith to diagnose and treat each patient’s pain individually, based on their particular life circumstances and functional goals. She is a firm believer in the biopsychosocial model of pain management that operates at the intersection of patient support systems, psychological/behavioral health, and biologic conditions. As someone who lives with chronic back pain herself, Dr. Smith has a unique window into the pain experience of her patients.
Dr. Smith lives in the Des Moines metropolitan area and enjoys being outside, hiking, birdwatching, amateur astronomy, CrossFit, and is being roped into doing martial arts with her family that includes 4 cats.
Areas treated: Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine, Cervical Spine
6151 Thornton Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50321
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