Dr. David Stensland, MD

Dr. David Stensland, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. David Stensland, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in pain medicine.

7910 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 300

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 31 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Stensland performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Stensland's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Stensland "Physiatry is rewarding because the focus is on restoring function. It's more than shooting for good test results; we get to help people play with their grandkids or go for a walk. These are the things that are really meaningful to someone's everyday life; and thus very rewarding for me. While I work most frequently with patients who are suffering from pain in their spine or joints, I do treat pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body as well. Pain can be a complex, complicated puzzle and often is referred from remote areas that one would think to be unrelated to their perceived region of pain. I believe treatment should proceed from an initial conservative approach to more aggressive approach in a graduated fashion. Treatments include physical therapy, medications, interventional injections of steroids or more aggressive treatments of nerve ablations or spinal cord stimulation. A team approach is often used by working with other providers to obtain the best results possible."


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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

68  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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24  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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.


  • Wabash College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Ball Memorial
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Orthopedic Specialists Of The Carolinas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Biomedical Paper Citation - Laboratory Investigations, May 1997
  • Indiana University Dept of PM&R Chief Resident, 2000-2001
  • Indiana Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award, May 1997
Media & Publications
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation, Rheumatoid vs. Osteo arthritis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Radiofrequency Ablation, etc., 2010-11
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Arthrography of the Sacroiliac Joint in a Patient with Sacroiliac and Radicular Pain: A Case Report., 2001
  • Use of Intrathecal Baclofen to Control Autonomic Storm in Two Pediatric Patients Refractory to Conventional Treatment: A Case Report., 2000
  • Doc's On Call, 5/3/2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stensland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stensland to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Stensland's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I've had 3 different lumbar injections by Dr. Stensland and he and his staff were very personable and professional. I wouldn't trust another Dr. to give me a spinal injection. Although I live in Florida now, I came back to Dr. Stensland for the current injection, ordered by my Neuro-Surgeon.
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