Non-Surgical Spine & Pain Management

Ronald L. Collins, MD, DAAPM

Ronald Collins, MD

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Diagnosis & non-surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic & lumbar spine
  • Epidural steroid injections – cervical & lumbar
  • Facet joint injections – cervical & lumbar
  • Nerve blocks – diagnostic & therapeutic
  • Radiofrequency ablation – cervical & lumbar
  • Hip, shoulder, knee, SI-joint injections
  • Sympathetic and stellate ganglion blocks
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Shingles and Diabetic nerve blocks
  • Pre and Post-surgical pain

Dr. Collins is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management and specializes in interventional spine procedures. He provides non-surgical pain relief for patients experiencing persistent low back and neck pain, pre and post-surgical pain, shingles, peripheral neuropathy, discogenic and radicular pain as well as pain associated with cancer. Dr. Collins commonly utilizes injection therapy for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as extremities.

Dr. Collins completed his Medical Degree and Residency at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham where he also received an Undergraduate Degree in Biology. Dr. Collins is dedicated to the advancement of pain management and nonsurgical spine procedures and is a Lead Investigator in several research protocols. He is also actively involved in numerous professional associations including the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Specialty

  • Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • Diplomat of American Board of Pain Medicine
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner

Board Certified

  • Anesthesiology & Pain Management
  • American Board of Anesthesiology

Residency

  • Anesthesiology
    University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham

Medical Degree

  • University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham

Hospital Appointments

  • Huntsville Hospital
  • Crestwood Medical Center
  • Madison Surgery Center
  • Huntsville Hospital Cancer Committee
  • Huntsville Hospital Clinical Department Review Committee – Department of Anesthesia

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