Dr. Craig Neleson, MD

Dr. Craig Neleson, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Craig Neleson, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Frisco, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Sackler School Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in 1997 and specializes in pain medicine, sports medicine, and more.

3550 Parkwood Blvd Ste 306

Frisco, TX 75034

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Ankle Sprains and Strains
more than 88% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
more than 87% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Neleson "I personally evaluate and create an individualized treatment plan for each patient via my many years of training with the foundations based on what the patient tells me and supported by the physical examination. If indicated, imaging studies and other tests may be needed so as to help avoid excessive costly interventions. Procedures offered are both diagnostic and therapeutic. I prefer to limit excessive procedures solely for diagnosis. A well informed patient is a goal that I strive for."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

46  Conditions Treated


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25  Procedures

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Stonybrook University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Sackler School Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Oakwood Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Medical College Of Virginia-Pain Management
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore-Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Neleson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Neleson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Neleson to family and friends
41 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Neleson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I do not trust this Doctor he does not display any empathy at all
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I went to Dr. Neleson for the severe pain in my hip. He diagnosed it right away and gave me relief that lasted with only one injection! He has also greatly helped my back pain. What I really like is the calm, logical way he explains things so that I always know what to expect and realize what is...more
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If you're looking for pain, you've come to the right place. For pain management, not so much. Dr. Neleson only spent 5-10 min with me, but he billed for much longer. I guess I should pay for the time I waited to see him? He also billed for procedures he didn't even do. Second, I was hoping to get...more
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I had bad tennis elbow so I went to Dr. Neleson for cortisone injections, which worked but with time, the pain came back. Then Dr. Neleson said I was a good candidate for PRP- platelet rich plasma injection-they take your own platelets and inject them to repair it. He warned me it would hurt,...more
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I became a patient of Dr. Neleson after moving to TX from the west coast. Anyone in Pain Management knows how hard finding a good doctor is. I guess I got lucky, he is great, spends time with you and answers all of your questions. The best part is he does not push narcotics on you like I have...more
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