DR. GONDER’S SPECIALTIES
Spinal stenosis can result from various factors like arthritis, herniated discs, thickened ligaments, or prior spinal injuries. Symptoms encompass back or neck pain, arm or leg numbness, arm or leg weakness, and issues with balance and mobility. Dr. Gonder tailors a personalized care plan based on your unique requirements, taking into account your objectives and medical history. Treatment options may involve physical therapy, non-opioid pain and inflammation relief medications, epidural steroid injections, and more.
Spinal Cord Stimulator
A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that uses electrical stimulation to treat chronic pain. It’s considered when other treatments like medications, injections, and therapies haven’t provided relief.
Dr. Gonder has helped many patients find relief using spinal cord stimulation.
Radiculopathy is a condition in which compression, inflammation, or damage to the spinal nerve roots. Dr. Gonder addresses both chronic and acute back pain using a range of treatments that alleviate discomfort, enhance mobility, and restore function.
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Peripheral nerve stimulation treats chronic pain, including low back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain. It alters pain signals in peripheral nerves, affecting both electrical and chemical pathways. This option is suitable for those seeking pain relief, whether temporarily or permanently, especially if they want to avoid joint surgery or still experience discomfort after surgery.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are a safe and commonly used method used to treat muscle pain and spasms, particularly in the back, neck, and shoulders.
Dr. Gonder, an anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management, utilizes radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to effectively address chronic pain in areas like the neck, back, knee, shoulder, and hip. This procedure is an excellent option for individuals who have not found relief through conservative treatments.
Osteoarthritis, the prevalent form of arthritis, often results in persistent discomfort, stiffness, and limited mobility that can significantly impede daily life. Dr. Gonder specializes in enhancing patients’ quality of life by employing a blend of traditional and innovative conservative therapies to alleviate pain and enhance functionality.
Cervical and Lumbosacral Epidurals
Cervical epidurals and lumbosacral epidurals are medical procedures involving the injection of medication into the epidural space of the spine. Dr. Gonder performs these procedures to provide pain relief and improve overall spinal function.
Chronic Post post-surgical pain
Dr. Morgan Gonder offers tailored, multidisciplinary approaches to alleviate discomfort, enhance recovery, and improve the overall post-operative experience.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and tenderness at specific points in the body. As a pain management physician, Dr. Gonder approaches the treatment of fibromyalgia with a multidisciplinary approach that may include: medications, physical therapy, liestyle modifications, counseling, injections, and other therapies.
MEET DR. GONDER:
ABOUT DR. MORGAN GONDER
Dr. Morgan Gonder is a board certified, fellowship-trained anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management focusing on spine procedures and complex chronic pain.
Dr. Gonder is originally from Kansas City, Missouri where she attended The Pembroke Hill School followed by undergraduate school at Sewanee with a degree in Biology. She completed her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for her compassionate patient care. She attended Anesthesiology residency at the University of Kansas followed by fellowship in Pain Medicine at Emory in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Gonder’s mission as a chronic pain physician is to alleviate suffering, restore function, and improve the overall quality of life for those living with chronic pain. She is deeply committed to delivering compassionate care, facilitating open communication, and dedicating herself to each patient’s journey to live a fulfilling life unhindered by pain. Her collaborative approach empowers patients to actively participate in their care, fostering trust and mutual respect while employing the most up to date interventional techniques to alleviate pain.
- Medical School:University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine, MD program, Kansas City, MO
- Residency: Anesthesiology Residency, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
- Board Certifications:
- Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesia
- Interventional Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Gonder holds professional memberships with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, the International Spine Intervention Society, and the North American Neuromodulation Society.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Gonder enjoys travel, gardening, and fitness. She resides in Fairway, KS, with her husband, son, two large dogs, and two cats.
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