Spine and  Pain Management Dallas Texas

Nathan S. Walters, M.D.


Dr. Nathan Walters

Dr. Nathan Walters In The News

The Health 2013 issue of ON magazine features an article on the sources of back pain by Dr. Nathan Walters

Nathan S. Walters, M.D. A native of Dallas, Dr. Walters is a fellowship-trained pain management specialist on the medical staff at Texas Institute for Surgery. Click here to read the full article

A native of Dallas, Dr. Walters is a fellowship-trained pain management specialist who focuses on conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, and spinal injections to diagnose and treat pain.

Dr. Walters is double board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as Pain Management. After earning his medical degree with honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, where he focused on outpatient musculoskeletal pain syndromes, with an emphasis on conservative treatment of the spine. He then pursued further training at UCLA's prestigious fellowship program in Pain Management, where he became proficient in fluoroscopically guided spinal injections to diagnose and treat pain. Dr. Walters is also trained in electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG) & nerve conduction studies (NCS), which utilizes a nerve test performed in the office to aid in the diagnosis and prognosis of spinal conditions.

In addition, Dr. Walters is one of the few physicians chosen to serve and represent the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners as an expert panelist in Pain Management.

"As a Pain Management specialist, my ultimate goal is to restore function and independence, so that my patients may fully return to their daily living, working, and sporting activities. Close to 90% of my patients succeed without surgery; however, in the event that surgery is the best option, I work closely with several different spine surgeons and can help you choose the one that is best for your specific diagnosis.”

Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Pain Medicine
  • Diplomat, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • TSBME licensure received August 2003

Fellowship

  • Pain Management – UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Program 11301 Wilshire (w117), Los Angeles, CA, 90073
  • ACGME accredited July 2006 – June 2007

Residency

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Baylor University Medical Center 3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75246 July 2003 – June 2006
  • Resident Director of sports medicine for Baylor Sports Care
  • Team physician for Red Oak High School Football
  • Directed residents as team physicians for two area high schools
  • Assistant resident physician for Southern Methodist University (SMU)
  • Physician for White Rock Marathon
  • Physician for Dallas Cup soccer tournament
  • Assistant team physician for Collin County Community College

Internship

McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation Rotating – Medicine, OBGYN, Surgery, Pediatrics, Family Practice 1600 Providence, Waco, TX, 76707 July 2002 – June 2003

Medical Education

  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Health Science Center 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229 July 1998 – May 2002

Honors: honors in general surgery and honors in anesthesiolog

College Education

  • Bachelor of Arts – Biology: University of Texas - Austin, TX August 1994 – May 1998
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s Honor list all semesters
  • Philanthropy Chairman – Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity

Lectures/Presentations

  • Plantar Fasciitis, Diagnosis and Treatment
    McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation
    Waco, TX. Resident Lecture - February 2003
  • Headache, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
    McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation
    Waco, TX. Resident Lecture - Spring 2003
  • Common Sports Injuries and Sideline Treatment
    McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation
    Waco, TX. Grand Rounds – January 2003
  • Congenital Cervical Stenosis in Athletes
    Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation
    Dallas, TX. Resident Lecture – December 2003
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation
    Dallas, TX. Resident Lecture – January 2004
  • Cancer Rehabilitation and Pain Management
    Texas Women’s University
    Dallas, TX. OT School Lecture – April 2004
  • Pathophysiology of Pain: Endogenous Opioids and Neurotransmitters
    Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation
    Dallas, TX. Resident Lecture – May 2004
  • Clinical Evaluation of Shoulder Pain
    Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation
    Dallas, TX. August 2004
  • Wound and Amputee Management in the Elderly
    Texas Women’s University
    Dallas, TX. April 2005
  • Scoliosis: an overview
    Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
    Dallas, TX. March 2006
  • Traumatic Carotid Dissection: A Rare, But Significant Finding
    Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation – Grand Rounds
    Dallas, TX. June 2006
  • Discography: Literature Review and Update
    UCLA Medical Center Spine Conference
    Los Angeles, CA February, 2007
  • Conservative Treatment of Spine
    Texas Institute for Surgery Spring 2008
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
    Baylor Family Practice – Garland Spring 2008
  • Degenerative Cascade and Common Syndromes
    Frisco Retirement Center Spring 2009
  • Lumbar and Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
    Frisco Westin Stonebriar Fall 2009
  • Conservative Workup of Low Back Pain
    Hotel Palomar, Dallas April, 2010
  • Spine Injuries in Cycling
    Texas Institute for Surgery Cycling Seminar April 2011
  • Current Treatments for Degenerative Disc Syndromes
    Cooper Clinic Grand Rounds May 10, 2011

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