There are few challenges in life more difficult than completing medical school. Low acceptance rates, complicated subject matter, and lack of sleep are just a few of the reasons why many people do not make it. The few that do graduate are the exception; not the rule.
One of the few families that did not receive the memo on the demands of medical school was the Neumann family. Growing up, Dr. Matthew Neumann’s perspective of a career in healthcare was not a normal one. Not only did his parents meet during medical school at LSU, but 4 of the 5 siblings on his mom’s side of the family were doctors. If being raised in a family of doctors was not enough, Dr. Matthew Neumann’s sister, Dr. Julie Neumann was drawn to a career in medicine at an early age as well. For Dr. Matthew Neumann, selecting a job outside of medicine would be the exception; not the rule.
A Baton Rouge Doctor Concentrating in Non-Surgical Pain Treatments
Like many in his family, Dr. Neumann decided to attend medical school to become a doctor. Unlike the rest of his family, Dr. Neumann took a different path and chose to concentrate in the field of pain management. He was intrigued by the unique skill set required in pain management. The non-surgical alternative treatments and hands-on requirements of the sector presented a different approach, but one that was appealing to Dr. Neumann.
Today, Dr. Neumann specializes in injection therapy to reduce pain with a focus on treating pain originating from the spine. He also offers treatment for non-spine pain as well. He provides care for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, knee pain post total-knee replacement, neuropathic pain, spinal stenosis, sciatica, complex regional pain syndrome, and phantom limb pain among many others.
A Leader in Radiofrequency Ablation in Baton Rouge
Dr. Neumann is a leader in radiofrequency ablation (RFA) which is a minimally invasive procedure used to address the specific nerves involved in a patient’s pain. By using an electric current to apply heat to targeted nerves, physicians can inhibit their ability to transmit pain signals to the brain. He frequently performs radiofrequency ablations at the Bone and Joint Clinic with high levels of success and patient satisfaction.
Restoring Function for a Pain-Free Life
Although Dr. Neumann may come from a long line of physicians, his specialty took him down a different path from others in his family. Early on, he recognized chronic pain for the epidemic that it is and understood that patients needed a better way to treat their conditions. Today, he is performing some of the most advanced pain medicine treatments available while continually looking forward to the advancements of tomorrow. While his skill and research may be ever-evolving, his goal always remains the same: restore function to patients so they can live healthier, pain-free lives.