Hawaii Pain & Spine

Jonathan D. Carlson, MD

Pain Management Physician and Interventional Pain Specialist located on Windward, Oahu

About the Practice

Jonathan D. Carlson, MD, head clinician at Hawai'i Pain & Spine in the Windward area of Kailua, Hawai'i, is an interventional pain specialist who is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management. 

Dr. Carlson received his medical degree in 2004 from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and undertook his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California-Davis in Davis, California. He then completed an interventional pain management fellowship at Texas Tech University in 2009, where he was fortunate enough to train under Dr. Gabor Racz, one of the fathers of pain medicine.

Dr. Carlson treats a wide variety of chronic pain disorders at Hawai'i Pain & Spine. He has a strong focus in not just treating pain but restoring function and quality of life. He believes whenever possible a multi-modal, comprehensive treatment approach to chronic pain is paramount. This often includes physical, behavioral, and chiropractic therapy, medications (non-opioid preferred), and advanced pain interventions. 

He does interventional pain treatments such as image-guided (fluoroscopy and ultrasound) spine, nerve, and joint injections, neuraxial spine and nerve radiofrequency ablation, dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, peripheral nerve and spinal cord stimulation, vertebral augmentation, regenerative medicine such as PRP and stem cell injections, and minimally-invasive spine procedures. 

Dr. Carlson treats a comprehensive range of chronic pain conditions of the head, neck, spine, trunk (chest wall), abdomen, pelvis, and extremities, including sciatica, disc degeneration (bulges and herniations), chronic joint pain (shoulder, hip, and knee), migraines and headaches, peripheral neuropathy, neuralgias and neuritis, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), refractory neuropathic pain, and various other chronic pain conditions.

Dr. Carlson enjoys educating about pain management as well as seeing his patients at Hawai'i Pain & Spine. He was a clinical associate professor at Midwestern College of Medicine and is a nationally published author in several peer-reviewed pain journals and medical textbooks. He gives lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on advanced pain procedures and pain management best practices. He has worked at the state department of health and government level with fighting the opioid crisis and advocating for pain patients. He’s also a principal investigator with several ongoing research studies in pain.

Dr. Carlson was recently appointed treasurer and national executive board member for the American Society of Pain and Neurosciences (ASPN).

When he’s not immersed in his mission to provide effective relief from pain for his patients at Hawai'i Pain & Spine, Dr. Carlson enjoys surfing, golfing, playing guitar, doing mission work, and spending time with his ohana, or family.

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Hawaii Pain & Spine

Jonathan D. Carlson, MD, head clinician at Hawai'i Pain & Spine in the Windward area of Kailua, Hawai'i, is an interventional pain specialist who is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management. 

Dr. Carlson received his medical degree in 2004 from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and undertook his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California-Davis in Davis, California. He then completed an interventional pain management fellowship at Texas Tech University in 2009, where he was fortunate enough to train under Dr. Gabor Racz, one of the fathers of pain medicine.

Dr. Carlson treats a wide variety of chronic pain disorders at Hawai'i Pain & Spine. He has a strong focus in not just treating pain but restoring function and quality of life. He believes whenever possible a multi-modal, comprehensive treatment approach to chronic pain is paramount. This often includes physical, behavioral, and chiropractic therapy, medications (non-opioid preferred), and advanced pain interventions. 

He does interventional pain treatments such as image-guided (fluoroscopy and ultrasound) spine, nerve, and joint injections, neuraxial spine and nerve radiofrequency ablation, dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, peripheral nerve and spinal cord stimulation, vertebral augmentation, regenerative medicine such as PRP and stem cell injections, and minimally-invasive spine procedures. 

Dr. Carlson treats a comprehensive range of chronic pain conditions of the head, neck, spine, trunk (chest wall), abdomen, pelvis, and extremities, including sciatica, disc degeneration (bulges and herniations), chronic joint pain (shoulder, hip, and knee), migraines and headaches, peripheral neuropathy, neuralgias and neuritis, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), refractory neuropathic pain, and various other chronic pain conditions.

Dr. Carlson enjoys educating about pain management as well as seeing his patients at Hawai'i Pain & Spine. He was a clinical associate professor at Midwestern College of Medicine and is a nationally published author in several peer-reviewed pain journals and medical textbooks. He gives lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on advanced pain procedures and pain management best practices. He has worked at the state department of health and government level with fighting the opioid crisis and advocating for pain patients. He’s also a principal investigator with several ongoing research studies in pain.

Dr. Carlson was recently appointed treasurer and national executive board member for the American Society of Pain and Neurosciences (ASPN).

When he’s not immersed in his mission to provide effective relief from pain for his patients at Hawai'i Pain & Spine, Dr. Carlson enjoys surfing, golfing, playing guitar, doing mission work, and spending time with his ohana, or family.


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Accepted Insurances

The following insurances are currently accepted at Hawaiʻi Pain & Spine. Check back soon for an updated list or call our office to ask about your specific insurance details. If you have an insurance that is not listed, please contact our office to confirm coverage.

Aetna
AlohaCare
Blue Cross
Cigna
Cofinity
Deseret Mutual
HMAA
Humana
MDX
Medicare
UHA Health Insurance
United Health Care
WellCare
Workers Compensation
Location
Hawaii Pain & Spine
40 Aulike Street, Suite 317
Windward

Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: 808-206-9447
Fax: 808-744-7502
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808-206-9447