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Pain Management Doctor

Our specialty-trained pain management specialists at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic specialize in providing care for those suffering from acute and chronic pain.

Pain Management Center

Visit our Pain Management Center to learn more about treatment options for chronic and acute pain.

Involving specialized procedures to treat and manage chronic pain, pain management is an area of specialty that helps patients who suffer ongoing discomfort from conditions and disorders such as chronic low back pain, neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome, or muscle and bone pain.

The practice of pain management uses an array of treatment methods for chronic pain, because the pain experienced can vary from mild to excruciating, episodic to continuous, and be inconvenient to completely incapacitating.

At Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, our pain management doctors understand that chronic pain forces you to live an adjusted and restrained lifestyle. Our pain management specialists will work with you to assess your condition and develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.

If chronic pain is interfering with your quality of life, contact our pain management doctors at the Steindler Orthopedic Clinic Pain Management Center by calling (319) 338-3606 to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Steindler Orthopedic Clinic?

Steindler Orthopedic Clinic offers exceptional care through our main location in Iowa City and our three outreach clinics in Fairfield, Muscatine, and Washington. Our specialty-trained pain management doctors, Dr. Anke Bellinger and Dr. Frederick Dery, have completed additional training, specifically in chronic pain treatments. With this advanced training, Dr. Bellinger and Dr. Dery have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your condition individually to your needs.  

Additionally, our Fluoroscopy Suite at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic provides our pain patients the ability to have certain procedures performed on-site, making the patient more relaxed and comfortable.  

To learn more about our Fluoroscopy Suite, visit our Pain Management Center

Common conditions patients seek pain management treatment for include, but are not limited to: 

  • Bursitis
  • Coccydynia/tailbone pain
  • Diabetic neuropathic pain
  • Facet joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Localized or referred back pain
  • Localized or referred neck pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Nerve pain/neuralgia
  • Postsurgical pain including post-laminectomy pain/failed back surgery pain
  • Shingles pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Vascular-related pain
  • Work comp conditions

Common treatment plans may include a combination of topical medications, injections, non-opioid medications (opioid medications are rarely, if ever, used in Dr. Bellinger's and Dr. Dery's practice), therapeutic modalities, along with exercise, physical therapy, and psychological interventions (when appropriate). Dr. Bellinger and Dr. Dery are pain management specialists who work with you to treat your condition individually to your specific needs, which helps you return to the activities you love to do.

To learn more about treatment options for chronic pain, please visit our Pain Management Center.  

To request an appointment online with one of our pain management specialists, please use the appointment box or call (319) 338-3606.

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with Dr. Dery, please use the links below to download and print Dr. Dery's New Patient Forms. These forms are specific to pain patients, and both forms will need to be completed prior to your consultation. Please bring your completed forms with you to your appointment.

Dr. Dery's New Patient Pain Inventory Form (PDF) Dr. Dery's New Patient Medical History Form