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Dr. William Newton

Pain Management
Murfreesboro, TN
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Murfreesboro, TN

Address

1272 Garrison Drive, Suite 302, Murfreesboro, TN
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Bluegrass Family Health, Inc

AmeriChoice Health Services, Inc

Amerigroup

About

Bio

Dr. Newton was the first full-time practicing Physiatrist in Murfreesboro, TN. His practice focuses to restore function and decrease pain due to nerve, muscle, bone, brain and spinal cord injuries or illnesses through non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques. Being Board Certified in both PM R and Pain Medicine, Dr. Newton works with both acute and chronic pain patients to develop a customized course of treatment. That treatment may consist of one or more non-surgical treatments including therapeutic exercise, medications, injections – including joint and spine, and minimally invasive procedures such as spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Newton also specializes in electro-diagnostic medicine. This area focuses on the diagnosis of nerve disorders through nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG). This is a common test used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome as well as other peripheral neuropathies. Dr. Newton’s fundamental approach to medicine comes from his training as an osteopathic physician. One of the main tenets of this approach to medicine is the body’s inherent means to heal itself. Being trained as an Osteopathic physician, Dr. Newton focuses his treatment on the whole body through a holistic approach. His formal medical education was completed at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. Upon graduation, Dr. Newton was commissioned as a Captain in the US Army and completed residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. At Walter Reed, he was a part of the development of the first Army Center of Excellence for Amputee Care and served on the PM R Service that received national recognition for exceptional care. He served as Chief Resident while at Walter Reed and graduated with residency research and academic honors. He was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of Major in 2009. Dr. Newton came to Murfreesboro in May of 2009 after serving seven years as a physician in the Army Medical Corps. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Newton’s spare time revolves around his family. When not in the office, you can find him at his younger daughter’s karate lessons or at his older daughter’s horse shows wearing his “Barn Dad” hat.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

608 Answers
67 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Everything Right: It sounds like you are doing everything right. Surgery is traumatic to the spine and muscular tissue. There can be irreparable damage as as result. ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Before an ablation you would normally undergo at least two nerve blocks of the nerve to see if the there is any positive pain reduction. If there is ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Stop Riding???: It sounds like your pain generator is the sitting position. This can put stress in the discs in your lower back. That along with the vibration of th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Get help: You could do a search for an addictionologist in your area or admit yourself for detox if your addiction is taking over your life. Outpatient detox c... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Withdrawal: Symptoms of withdrawal. They will likely resolve, but the pain may not if you have chronic pain to begin with. Discuss with your doc.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes and No: Carisoporodol should only be used for a short term and not chronically for pain. It is very similar to benzodiazipines such as valium and ativan (lor... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Treat the source: Find the source and treat that if you can identify it. If it is not fixable or treatable then there are medications that can reduce the pain associat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Extreme pain and also loss of function would be concerning for fracture. You may not need to go to the er though. Go to your primary doc to be evalu... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
See your Doc: Since it has continued for a few months now, it is time to go see your doc. Otc antacids are a first step but i would get checked out.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
More info needed: If the pain is in one leg and it traveling down the leg in a pattern, then this could be due to a nerve being irritated in your lower back. If it has... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Lower chest/abdomen: Pain can be in the mid to lower chest and upper abdomen. It can be worsened with eating or sometimes even improve initially with eating. Ulcers are ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Relative rest: Tendonitis can be difficult to treat and can take a long time to heal. This is often an overuse injury to reduction or modification of exercise is ne... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
All have side effect: This is tough since all medications that work on the nerves and brain directly can have cognitive side effects. This process takes a lot of trial and... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Migraine: Sounds like a migraine headache. Have you had these before? Any other symptoms, like weakness? Have you tried any over the counter headache medicin... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Neuropathy: Most likely neuropathy if it is affecting both feet. If only in one foot then there could be a different source such as a neuroma. Pain meds are som... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Muscular: Since it has been a few weeks and no better, no is the time to see your doc to have an exam. Most of these issues resolve in time. You may benefit f... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Muscular v Spine: Most lower back pain is muscular in origin. We need more detail to get a good idea. Did the pain come on gradual or quickly. Any event that may hav... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Overdose: This could result in a fatal overdose. If your friend has done this then take them to an er immediately.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Talk to your Ortho: Over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories can be helpful, but you should discuss your pain with the doc treating your fracture.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Tough problem: The fact that she has been suffering for two years is not promising. I would assume that she has had PT, injections and a surgical consult by now. I... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Hit you head?: Did you hit your head as well? Does the pain travel to the hand? If you have chronic arm pain from the pinched nerve and this is now worse, then it ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Not FDA approved: This medication is not fda approved to treat anxiety and or depression. Discuss this further with your doc.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Indirectly: Pain in the midback can come from rib dysfunction where they articulate with the spine. This can cause difficulty breathing more so because it can be... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the only medications considered safe for treating pain during pregnancy. Try to limit your daily dose to no more th... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Same as before: Sounds like you are having an acute flare of sciatica. These symptoms will usually resolve within days to weeks. Recommend OTC antiinflammatories an... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Not much else: If your pain is generalized and does not fit a specific nerve pattern, then a MRI likely will not provide any additional benefit may even cause more c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Bowel program: If you are referring to a spinal cord injury, the bowel can be trained to have regular movements. This often requires several steps and is taught dur... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Brain Function: These tests are often connected to issues within the central nervous system (brain/spinal cord) romberg is a test for balance and cerebellar/spinal c... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Shoulder problem: Shoulder problems often refer pain to this area. If you sleep on this side you can compress the shoulder and irritate the rotator cuff and the joint ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
5-20: The leanest athletes are often distance runners. At an elite level male could have a bf of 4.7 and women 14.3.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Trapezius: You are describing the pattern and attachments of the trapezius muscle. This may be a muscle strain or overuse injury. If you are working out too mu... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Nerve compression: If the pain is traveling along a rib from the back to the chest this could be due to nerve compression or irritation. If there is a rash in the area ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
NSAIDS/Tylenol: Nsaids such as Motrin and aleve as well as tylenol (acetaminophen) are first line medications for arthritis. There are also over the counter topical c... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Unlikely at your age: Degenerative disc disease would have to be advanced resulting in narrowing of the openings where the nerves exit or possibly even some slippage on one... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Inflammation: I am most concerned about the swelling and pain. If this is localized to the wrist and joints of the fingers, this may represent and inflammatory art... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
How long?: First try otc meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) and or motrin. Most sciatic pain is self limiting and will improve with time but the symptoms can ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes and No: Losing weight and keeping it off requires a lifestyle change. Unfortunately rapid weight loss with medications is not kept off. Look into some commu... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possibly: These meds can interact and result in metabolic acidosis and kidney stone formation. Not an absolute contraindication. Discuss with the doc who is r... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
How Long?: If the pain has lasted for more than a few weeks, now is the time to go to you pcp for an evaluation. Without more detail it is hard to say what may ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
You hit the majors: There are also long term effects on the liver and kidneys. Long term use can also affect cognition and often lead to constipation that can lead to di... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Sounds like sciatica: The constipation would have to be long standing but if you have been straining to have a bm you could increase pressure in your abdomen that can cause... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Need work-up: Having multiple joint pains should be evaluated for possible rheumatoid conditions. This kind of pain should respond to otc anti-inlammatories such a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Last resort: Be sure that you have exhausted all conservative treatments to include pt, meds, bracing, and injections. If all has failed and the pain is limiting ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Vasospasm: You are young to have a neuropathy. It sounds like vasospasm that could be consistent with a condition called raynauds. Discuss with you pcp. A ref... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Time to see your PCP: Since the pain is lasting more than a week i would recommend seeing your pcp about it. It is likely muscular and should improve with time. If otc me... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Do: Do give up or give in. Stay active.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Be: Be sure to treat the osteoporosis if you suffer a fracture. This is often overlooked.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Idiopathic: Many causes of neuropathy may not have a specific treatable cause. You may have a small fiber neuropathy that would need a biopsy for diagnosis. If th... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
May not be the same: The best and fastest may are not the same. The best would be a gradual weaning over time to limit possible withdrawal. This can be done fastest with... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Difficult to answer: Most side effects are self limiting and should resolve quickly. If they continue then the side effects could be treated with other medications. Disc... Read More

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Apr 14, 2013
Dr. Newton's simple prescriptions change life! He's really an expert at relieving pains. Kudos and thanks
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Newton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Newton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I had been on oxycodone for some time and am in severe pain at this time. My doctor prescribed 15mg morphine and where I could not ease my pain yesterday on my oxycodon...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks for your help. Opioids are unavoidable, as a lot of the serotogenics are contraindicated. However, adding Ketoprofen daily helped reduce pain a lot. More frequen...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I believe that CPP is grossly under treated. There are many pain clinics who won't treat CPP. This leaves people like me to suffer debilitating pain.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Awards

Resident Research Writing Award
Outstanding Senior Resident Award
Meritorious Service Medal, US Army

Affiliations

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
North American Neuromodulation Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
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