At UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown, we take time to listen to and understand your individual reports of discomfort and concerns. Whether you suffer from temporary pain due to illness or injury, chronic cancer related pain or end-of-life pain, we are here to help you. The UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown program is built around believing the patient's report of pain, and focusing on the potential benefits of adequate pain management.
At UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown, you can work with your nurses and doctors before and after surgery to prevent and alleviate pain. Pain control can help you improve your level of comfort, reduce your length of hospital stay, and achieve greater results.
Your goal of pain management should be to completely relieve or minimize the pain to an acceptable level.
Pain Creates Anxiety. This makes muscles tense up. Tension and anxiety can increase pain and make it hard to sleep.
Fatigue Sets In. This can drain a person's strength and lead to depression, which can worsen physical pain.
The Cycle Begins Again. As pain increases, so does anxiety. With each trip around the pain cycle, pain, anxiety and depression become more intense