Craig W. Carmichael, MD
Pain Management

Dr. Carmichael focuses on the non-operative treatment of neck & back pain. This involves diagnostic testing, therapy, injections, and other percutaneous (needle) techniques such as radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulator, or vertebroplasty.  He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG).   Dr. Carmichael trained at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Carmichael wrote an article on EMGs for the April 2010 issue of Healthy Cells magazine.


Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Medical Internship
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Medical School
Washington University

Summa Cum Laude
University Of Illinois


Performed 10,000 Spinal Injections With x-ray Guidance

Student Of The Year 
University Of Illinois Dad's Association

Missouri State Chair 
AMA  Medical Student Section

Vice Chair
University of Illinois Senate Student Association

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Sleep

Memberships & Associations

Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Certified, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
International Spinal Intervention Society
American Academy of Neuro-Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Illinois State Medical Association
Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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