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August 1, 2013

Pain management clinic at Mercy

The Daily Iowegian

---- — Matt Biggerstaff, D.O., a pain management specialist, will be holding clinics every other Friday at the Mercy outpatient clinic located at the hospital beginning Aug. 2. Biggerstaff, who is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, specializes in the diagnosis and management of chronic pain.

Dr. Biggerstaff said that pain is complex, so there are many treatment options — medications, therapies and mind-body techniques.

“I work in conjunction with a patient’s primary care physician and treat pain using a multi-disciplinary approach with a full spectrum of techniques to provide each patient with an individualized pain management plan,” he recently said. His approach is to treat pain by non-narcotic means which includes a many options.

He treats pain from a variety of sources including degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, facet disease, lumbar pain, fibromyalgia, cancer, and myofascial pain syndrome just to name a few.

Treatments include trigger point injections, epidural injections, blocks, radio frequency and spinal cord stimulation.

Dr. Biggerstaff graduated from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center and completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Iowa. He completed both a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

His goal is to provide compassionate and comprehensive pain control and looks forward to seeing patients by referral from the family physician.