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Tier 1 Institute Orthopedic Physician Dr. David Burstedt

Dr. David Burstedt


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Dr. David Burstedt, MD, PT, began his career in health care 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 eight 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.

Dr. Burstedt is trained in both basic and advanced image-guided interventional procedures for acute and chronic spine and joint pain. Treatments include epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation and sacroiliac joint injections. Advanced procedures include kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation. Additionally, he offers procedures to treat migraine headaches, complex regional pain syndrome and cancer pain.

Dr. Burstedt recognizes the importance of a multidisciplinary treatment team and anticipates working closely with referring providers, physical therapists and psychologists to reduce pain and improve function in his patients.

He enjoys spending time outdoors cycling, golfing, fishing and hiking. He and his family are excited to join the Cookeville community.