Dr. James Brunz, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

810 E 23rd St Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Get Directions
Dr. James Brunz, MD
Dr. James Brunz, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Sioux Falls, SD. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Brunz is affiliated with Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (18)
in Rock Rapids,Iowa |
Dr Brunz is a doctor who spends time with you answering questions. Very knowledgeable and works with a great team of nurses etc.
in Salem, SD |
Dr. Brunz seemed to be very concerning of my ailments. He also explained things well. I realize I have lots of problems besides Arthritis & Scoliosis, but hope he can help me to get a little better quality life because of the pain that I continue to have.
in Milbank, SD |
Dr Brunz listened as I told him about the issues with my foot. He examined me and gave me several options. He answered all of my questions and he and his staff were very kind. I have had a significant reduction in pain. He scheduled a follow up visit as well as an MRI. I am confident he will get to the root of my problem.
Anchorage, AK |
Would never recommend this doctor, you never see him your always seeing his PA. Does not listen to patient. Try to make an appointment and is 3 months out.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
I would definitely recommend going to see Dr. Brunz. I have multiple areas of problems with my back. He truly cares about his patients. I have been getting trigger injections in back. He's great. In one return visit, my back is feeling quite a bit better. He is conscientious, caring and knows what's what.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
My experience with Dr. Brunz has been absolutely outstanding! Dr. Brunz listens intently to patient's concerns. He and his staff, promote healing with his expertise and careful administration of medicine, non-invasive patches and/or pain injections to help the patient manage pain. I would recommend Dr. Brunz wholeheartedly to anyone coping with pain management. So glad I found him.
Beaver Creek MN |
I've looked for a physician to help me with my back and neck problems and have finally found the right person for me. He is kind caring and takes the time to listen and determine what the best course of action is.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
I whole-heartedly and without a doubt, positively recommend anyone seeking an Orthopedic Doctor/Anesthesiologist take time to visit with Dr. Brunz! After I ufortunately had an incident that involved my Neck, Back, and Tailbone, I was given three different Dr.s names. Upon seeking opinions and personal accounts from several individuals, and talking with my Family Dr., I set up an appt. with Dr. Brunz and his Executive Team. I am on the road to recovery. Dr. Brunz--Honest/Great/Truly knowedgeable!
in Luverne, MN |
My family doctor recommended that I go out of my network to find Dr. Brunz, and it was one of my best decisions. I have struggled with back and sciatic pain for years. Dr. Brunz took a different approach in treating these conditions and offered me several options in treating these ailments. I was also very impressed that he took as much time as necessary to listen to my concerns, which is unusual with the time constraints most physicians are faced with today.
in Sioux Center, IA |
After consulting 3 physical therapists and a neurologist for severe foot pain following a surgery, I finally found my answer. DR. BRUNZ. I'm thrilled to report after 4 years of swelling, pain, barely walking, he diagnosed my condition and offered a solution. He noted that if our 1st round of action did not bring relief, we had many options to explore. He was hopeful and so smart about my situation. I'm grateful beyond words and have referred friends and family to him! Don't wait! Call him now.
Ruth, what a glowing recommendation for Dr. Brunz. Thank you for taking the time to put it in writing.
in Rock Rapids, IA |
Dr Brunz is a very knowledgeable. He spends time with you and answers your questions. He is kind and has a sense of humor. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
in Brookings, SD |
Very nice and friendly, explained everything.
in Sioux Falls S.F. |
Dr. Brunz aware of my history and knows what to do and explains procedure and performs what he explains.
in Baltic, SD |
Very caring , listens to you , talks to you about your options.
in Sioux falls, D. Dakota |
He's considerate, listens and has compassion for his patients.. most of all he has such wonderful experience in his field..
Sioux Falls, SD |
Physician and staff were caring and very knowledgeable. Answered all questions clearly.
in Aberdeen, SD |
Very considerate and caring. Very knowledgeable with back and related chronic pain. Have had excellent results.
in Brandon, SD |
He spent extra time with me on another condition that I was not seeing him for
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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in South Dakota not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • 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
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • Medical School
    University Of South Dakota

    Graduated in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Ne Med Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Iowa

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Augustana College

    Graduated in 1994

    South Dakota State University

    Graduated in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Neuropathy

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection