David Burstedt, MD, PT

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About Dr. David Burstedt

Interventional Pain Management |

Dr. Burstedt began his career in healthcare by earning a master’s degree in physical therapy from Idaho State University. As a physical therapist, he obtained certification to evaluate and treat neck and back pain using the McKenzie Method. After practicing for 8 years, he resumed his education and earned his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. His formal medical training concluded by completing a fellowship in pain management at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Burstedt is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He uses both basic and advanced image-guided procedures to treat joint, neck, and low back pain. Basic procedures include epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, and sacroiliac joint injections. Advanced procedures include spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty, and sacroiliac joint fusion. Additionally, Dr. Burstedt is the only provider in the Upper Cumberland region that performs the Vertos Mild® procedure, a minimally invasive technique used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. He also performs dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, a powerful tool used to treat focal pelvis and lower extremity pain.

Dr. Burstedt recognizes the importance of a multidisciplinary treatment team and works closely with referring providers, physical therapists, and psychologists to help patients regain function with less pain.

Dr. Burstedt enjoys spending time outdoors cycling, golfing, fishing, and hiking. He and his family have enjoyed exploring Middle Tennessee and being part of the Cookeville community.

Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute