Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Our Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advancing services and treatments for neurological disorders and neuromuscular diseases.
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.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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At The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, pain medicine specialists treat chronic pain conditions, including spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and cancer pain. Our doctors use the latest advances in interventional pain medicine such as minimally invasive lumbar decompression to treat spinal stenosis and other lower back pain conditions.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which adds pressure to the nerves that branch out from the spine. Patients with this condition usually experience pain in the lower back, the neck or the buttocks and legs. Pain from spinal stenosis may sometimes be relieved by sitting and/or bending forward.
There are many causes of spinal stenosis, including:
(Herniated disc - also spelled - disk herniation. For the purposes of this website Mercy Medical Center will use the spelling disc.)
Spinal stenosis does not always show symptoms. In most cases, when symptoms are evident, they begin gradually and worsen over time. Symptoms may include:
Pain management specialists diagnose spinal stenosis by conducting:
Treatment for spinal stenosis will vary upon location and severity. Often, treatment is aimed at pain management. Options for treating spinal stenosis 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.