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Dr. James Brunz, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 49

  
Dr. Brunz

Orthopedic Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

810 E 23rd St Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Dr. James Brunz, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Sioux Falls, SD and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University of South Dakota in 2001 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.


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Dr. Brunz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brunz treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Brunz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brunz treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Brunz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brunz performs Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Brunz performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Brunz's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Brunz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brunz

4.8

Based on 46 reviews

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Dr Brunz and staff friendly and professional. Did the procedure in a timely manner and answered all my questions.
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Dr. Brunz takes time to talk and listen to me. He answers all my questions. Dr. Brunz has given me several injections and had made them as painless as possible. He has a gentle touch.
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Have not seen Dr. Brunz the last couple times I have been to an app't, but have seen Pam. After x-rays were taken this last time, she said she had discussed with Dr. Brunz what they are going to try for my terrible back pain & Diana has since called & said up an app't for me for trial stimulation. I sincerely hope this works & I know that Dr. Brunz will try his best. It isn't his fault my back is in such shape. At times it is very painful & taking away my quality of life.
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I've seen Dr. Brunz for over 3 years now. He's been the only doctor and I've seen quite a few. All except Dr Brunz threw pain pills at me. Dr Brunz put in this pain stimulator and now no more pain pills. He's now seeing several of my friends and family.
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I greatly appreciate the amount of time that he spends with me at each appointment. I've had a few doctors just read some of my chart, give me their opinion & run out the door to the next patient. Dr. Brunz does not do that - he seems genuinely concerned with his patients well-being! I have a lot of issues &, with Dr. Brunz's help, I am hopefully getting closer to not being in pain all of the time! THANK YOU!
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Dr Brunz takes the time to listen. He discusses the options available and the merits of each. He is professional and caring. I fully recommend Dr Brunz.
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Friendly, caring staff. Nice, modern facility. Makes one feel at ease and confident in any procedure. Questions readily answered. Had some concerns but they were immediately addressed.
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I recently had a Radio Frequency ablation performed by Dr.Brunz, and it was done in the Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital. They did an excellent job and the staff was great. I would recommend Dr. Brunz and his staff for any pain management procedures .
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it took a while to get it sorted out, but all &all I am home recovering from the surgery, and at this time i am having no leg pain , time will tell. so far I am very happy.
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I get trigger shots in my back to control pain between shots in my s l joints Dr Brunz if v
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Brunz, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Sioux Falls, SD and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University of South Dakota in 2001 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
University of Iowa
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of Ne Med Center
Residency Hospital
2001
University of South Dakota
Medical School
1997
South Dakota State University
Undergraduate School
1994
Augustana College
Undergraduate School

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)