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Interventional Pain Medicine | Male

Care Philosophy

Dr. Tung's goal is to alleviate pain in order to maximize functional recovery.

"My patients can get back to living their lives instead of being preoccupied with pain."

Dr. Tung believes that treating pain, especially chronic pain, with medications alone is not beneficial.

"Pain is multifaceted, usually having a specific 'pain generator,' a generalized central nervous system response, a psychosocial component, and sometimes a related physical impairment. To effectively treat pain, we must address all of these components. As every patient's pain is unique, the treatment plan must be individualized."

Dr. Tung is aggressive with diagnosis because he considers a clear diagnosis essential for effective treatment.

"I strongly believe in patient education as it is essential for patients to understand their diagnoses along with the rationale for treatment. This enables my patients to be active participants in their medical care, rather than passive recipients of pills and injections."

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Biography

Dr. David Tung, MD is an interventional pain medicine doctor who practices in Bridgeport, CT. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Tung is affiliated with St. Vincent's Medical Center.

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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Tung's Care Philosophy

Dr. Tung's goal is to alleviate pain in order to maximize functional recovery.

"My patients can get back to living their lives instead of being preoccupied with pain."

Dr. Tung believes that treating pain, especially chronic pain, with medications alone is not beneficial.

"Pain is multifaceted, usually having a specific 'pain generator,' a generalized central nervous system response, a psychosocial component, and sometimes a related physical impairment. To effectively treat pain, we must address all of these components. As every patient's pain is unique, the treatment plan must be individualized."

Dr. Tung is aggressive with diagnosis because he considers a clear diagnosis essential for effective treatment.

"I strongly believe in patient education as it is essential for patients to understand their diagnoses along with the rationale for treatment. This enables my patients to be active participants in their medical care, rather than passive recipients of pills and injections."

Dr. Tung says...

Dr. Tung's clinical expertise includes pain management, physical medicine & rehabilitation (board certified) and sports medicine (board certified). Interventional procedures performed under fluoroscopy and ultrasound include: epidural (cervical, thoracic and lumbar transforaminal, interlaminar and caudal) injections, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulator trial implants, discography, sacroiliac joint injections, sympathetic nerve blocks, stellate ganglion blocks, occipital nerve blocks, botox injections for migraine headaches and spasticity, pudendal nerve blocks, peripheral nerve blocks, peripheral joint injections and trigger point injections.  Regenerative medicine procedures for the treatment of musculoskeletal joint and spine pain are performed under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance.

Dr. Tung's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Kessler Institute For Rehabilitation

    Completed in 2007

    UMDNJ New Jersey Med Sch

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate