Eric E. Kirksson, MD, is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kirksson’s focus is on diagnosing and non-surgically treating spine, musculoskeletal, and peripheral nerve disorders. He has advanced training in electromyography (EMG) and spinal injection therapy.
Non-Surgical Spine & Neck Care, including Disc Degeneration/Herniation, Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis, Spine Bone Spurs, and Spine Arthritis.
Treatments including Electromyography (EMG), Ultrasound-Guided Injection and Radiofrequency Ablation.
Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fellowship in Spine, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin
Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rochester, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
International Spine Intervention Society
September 18, 2020
I have had intermittent and chronic lower back pain caused by osteoarthritis for nearly fifty years. At times my back has “gone out” with something as simple as putting on a pair of pants or something more vigorous like taking a huge golf swing. After each incident, I was unable to do very much of anything for days and sometimes weeks. I tried lots of physical therapy, some chiropractic work and a few steroid injections over the years, all with minimal to no discernable difference.
I was intrigued by Dr. Kirksson’s approach of nerve ablation. It is a lengthy process involving a trial run of two injections, a couple of weeks apart, to determine if the ablation will work. This is done, in part, to authenticate the appropriateness of the procedure for insurance coverage. It has been a couple of months now since I completed the process and I believe it has made a significant difference. I have been able to return to golf two to three times a week. There are times after taking a big swing when I still feel that my back is going to give out again, but it hasn’t. My guess is that the nerve ablation is preventing the pain transmission from going from my lower back and to my brain, which has allowed me to keep playing. So far so good. I hope this keeps working for at least the next two years. For those who have tried all of the conventional approaches without much success, I think this is worth trying.
May 26, 2020
Dr. Kirksson has done a couple of injections and more recently an EMG in January, 2020. His injections were painless. The EMG, which is mildly uncomfortable no matter what a physician does went great. Excellent technique. He really puts you at ease and has a calm confident approach to things. Very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. I really felt that he actually cared about me personally and I wasn’t just another “procedure”. I myself, having been in the medical profession for many, many years, appreciate the quality of care I received by Dr. Kirksson. Thank you!
December 10, 2019
Dr. Kirksson was truly wonderful for me. He listens carefully and you really come to understand that he cares about you and wants to help you with your medical problem. Listening carefully and taking the time with a patient is rare today, but he does it naturally. His calm demeanor and thorough explanations immediately lowered my anxiety and stress levels. I initially saw him for problems with terrible pain with my neck that other doctors – surgeons – had said required surgery. He successfully treated my neck without surgery and it hasn’t bothered me since. Years later when I had persistent lower back pain, he was obviously my first choice. I recommend him to my friends and family, as needed, without hesitation.
June 20, 2018
Dr. Kirksson is knowledgeable, kind and compassionate. He truly cares about his patients. He took the time to talk and explain things in a way that I understood and went out of his way to make sure that I was cared for.
June 1, 2018
Dr. Kirksson is so skilled with his injections. They don’t hurt at all. He has a kind manner that puts all at ease. I would highly recommend him.
June 1, 2018
Dr. Kirksson was the 1st Doctor that I felt actually listened to me. He took time to explain what was wrong. Thank you so much.
January 9, 2018
Dr. Kirksson did a great job in explaining the process and options. Great results too.
November 27, 2017
Dr. Kirksson was just such a blessing to meet! He listens and hears your full story and then helps you come up with a plan to heal and/or become more comfortable. He’s thorough with his testing and has creative ideas for healing and helping you become pain free. In today’s world it is hard to find a doctor who is not so pressed for time that they are watching the clock while you are talking. He truly listens–is knowledgeable and compassionate!
October 12, 2017
Dr. Kirksson treated my condition with professionalism, skill, and honesty. Helping me feel better was obviously his goal and he treated me in a way that made me feel like my health was important to him. He and Carrie, his clinical assistant, are very nice people and are an asset to TCO.
July 21, 2017
Just a quick note to thank Dr. Kirksson for his outstanding work diagnosing my shoulder injury. After rounds of MRI’s and other testing my diagnosis was alluding other Doctors. Dr. Kirksson was able to diagnose the issue ten minutes into my visit. I am grateful that his superior diagnostic skills put me on the path to successful treatment and recovery.
March 27, 2017
Douglas & Joan S.
Dr. Kirksson has treated my husband and I for back and knee pain. We have been pleased with the treatments we have received. We have recommended Dr. Kirksson to others. Always treats us with respect, answers all of our questions and takes time to listen to us. We are very pleased we have found a doctor that we trust to do the best for us.