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Dr. Bonnie Gerecke, Director of The Neurology Center and Chief of Neurology and Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center, offers expertise in diagnosing, evaluating and managing neuromuscular disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
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Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, most commonly affects the joints of the hips, knees, hands and spine. This medical animation explains the disease as well as treatment options that may help control the symptoms.
At The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy, our doctors treat patients with chronic joint pain that may be due to osteoarthritis. Mercy’s experienced pain medicine specialists work closely with you to provide the best treatment options for your osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, occurs when the joint cartilage that cushions the end of bones wears down. The surface of the bones becomes rough, which causes bone to rub on bone and can be very painful.
Patients may experience pain, swelling and reduced motion in their joints. Symptoms develop slowly and typically get worse over time. The most commonly affected areas are the hands, hips, knees, neck and spine.
Osteoarthritis causes may include:
Symptoms of osteoarthritis often develop slowly and worsen over time. These symptoms may include:
Pain management specialists diagnose osteoarthritis with:
There's no known cure for osteoarthritis, but treatments can help to reduce pain and maintain joint movement. The doctors at The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy will help you to determine what treatment options best fit your needs.
Options for treating osteoarthritis may include:
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides leading edge interventional pain treatment for conditions including spinal stenosis, herniated disk, facet arthropathy, osteoarthritis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, post-herpetic neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy and cancer pain. Our doctors specialize in treatments such as injections, decompressions and therapies to reduce and alleviate pain.
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Dr. David Maine, Director of The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine, helps patients with chronic pain, lower back pain and cancer pain.
A patient gains a new pain-free life after being treated by a team of doctors at Mercy Medical Center.