AboutDr. Matthew Thorson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Minneapolis, MN, with other offices in Minneapolis, MN and Inver Grove Heights, MN. He has 14 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Thorson is affiliated with United Hospital, Children's Hospital & Clinics-St Paul and Fairview Southdale Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Matthew Thorson has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
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- Acute Pain
- Back Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
- Cosmetic Surgery (Aesthetic Procedures)
- Headache Disorders
- Spine Inflammation (Spondylarthropathies)
- Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)
Dr. Thorson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
333 Smith Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Children's Hospital & Clinics-St Paul
345 Smith Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Fairview Ridges Hospital
201 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337
North Memorial Medical Center
3300 Oakdale Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Sibley Medical Center
607 W Chandler St
Arlington, MN 55307
14 Years Experience
University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
Graduated in 2002
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