Christopher Netzel, M.D. is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He earned his doctorate degree with University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison in 2014. Before joining Coastal Spine and Pain Center, Dr. Netzel was an interventional pain management physician at SSM Health in Madison, Wisconsin. He wrote the guidelines for dorsal root ganglion stimulation as well as conducted research on preoperative opioid use and outcome after spinal surgery. His medical residency in anesthesiology was completed at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. Later, Dr. Netzel completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
He is accomplished in the following procedures: injection therapies, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, intrathecal pump placement and management, kyphoplasty, and minimally invasive lumbar decompression. Dr. Netzel has also researched how gut microbes and metabolic syndrome may affect anesthesia. His professional presentations include stimulator therapies for vertebral compression fractures and diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Netzel is a member of a number of medical associations, including the North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists, American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Wisconsin Medical Society.