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Dr. William Newton

Pain Management
Murfreesboro, TN
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Murfreesboro, TN

Address

1272 Garrison Drive, Suite 302, Murfreesboro, TN
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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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

477 Answers
58 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
No: You skull sits on this bone and would not be involved in typical scoliosis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Plantar Fascitis: This could be inflammation of the supporting tissues on the bottom of your foot. If the symptoms continue for more than a few weeks then go see a pod... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Diabetic Shoes: You may qualify for diabetic shoes. You can get a rx from your doc for them.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Tell Pharmacy: The pharmacy that filled your meds needs to know. They have supply counts that will be off and the medications need to account for it.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Side effect: Carpal tunnel is a nerve injury to the median nerve that travels through the wrist. I do not know you symptoms prior to surgery but most often there ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Shingles: Sounds like the rash that goes along with shingles. The rash is usually more isolated and in a pattern. I would seek care and evaluation asap as thi... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Difficult to answer: No sure what damage a 22 yr old would have unless you had a major traumatic accident or fall. If you are referring to MRI results, these findings are... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Why: Are you trying to come off of them, run out early, or doc stopped the rx? Withdrawal is temporary but can be uncomfortable. Your doc can provide med... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
It can: The withdrawal should not last long. Withdrawal symptoms may vary and most opioids can be weaned down slowly over time with little to no withdrawal. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Percocet is stronger: Percocet (oxycodone/apap) is significantly stronger than tramadol. Every patient is different. I normally use tramadol as a first line pain medicat... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Not common: This is not a common injury. Knowing the cause would help. Most nerve injuries will heal with time. This nerve provides both muscular control and s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: Be sure to get adequate protein as well if you are working out regularly to maintain a healthy balance.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Likely not the diet: Medifast is a low cal/low carb diet and would not result in diluting your urine. If you have been drinking excessive amounts of water, this could aff... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Risky: This is passed in the breast milk and puts the baby at risk to the effects of the narcotic. It is not recommended.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Clinical exam: Hernias are often diagnosed on clinical exam. Imaging with ultrasound and even ct can help in hard to determine cases.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Why?: Has this be prescribed to you for pain? This is a low dose of oxycodone and tylenol (acetaminophen) used for moderate to severe pain. Common side ef... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Depends: Peripheral neuropathies are normally caused by systemic conditions such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. Surgery can result in injury to a... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Multiple factors: It depends on your overall health and the complexity of the surgery. Many spine surgeries are minimally invasive and older patients do very well with... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes and no: A severed or ruptured nerve theoretically can be repaired surgically, but that does not guarantee complete healing and normal function. Nerves do hav... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Painful: Rib fracture can be very painful. Very difficult to support the fracture and immobilize it. It will heal with time. How did she fracture? Be sure s... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Evaluation: If these symptoms have lasted for several weeks then i would recommend seeing your doc. Shin splints can progress and turn into stress fractures. Ch... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Depends: This medication can be seen in the urine for several days. Should not be an issue if you have and active rx for the medication and you let your emplo... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Muscular: Most back pain in this area is muscular. Your triggers also sound muscular. If working out is aggravating it, you may need to eval your technique. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Need Time: This medication is intended for patients requiring pain medications 24hours per day. Nocro is a short acting opioid and will not provide a consistent... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
It can: Common side effect.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Relative rest: If you can walk on it then it is not likely broken. You probably have sprained the ligaments in the foot. This should improve with time and relative... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Shin pain?: Pain in the shin can be referred from the back. Is the shin area tender to the touch? Can you reproduce it? If the shin is tender to the touch, the... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Low risk: Overall these injection are low risk. The main concerns are bleeding and injection. The scary ones are nerve injury, paralysis or even death. These... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) yes: You should not take Ibuprofen with Celebrex as these are both nsaids. This can cause stomach injury and ulceration. Ok to take tylenol (acetaminophe... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Check with your Doc: Usually physicians will hold these medications for about 5 days. This may be different for your surgeon and they type of surgery. I would give them ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Get checked out: These pains can range from a reactive of inflammatory type of arthritis and muscular pain to degenerative spine disease. I am most concern about so m... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
They all can: Amitriptyline and Pregabalin are medications that come from classes of medications that can be used to treat depression and mood disorders as well as ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Rash: If you are developing a rash as well this may be shingles. See you pcp sooner than later if there is a rash. This condition is best treated early on... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
30 min: The medication can take effect within 30 min or so. This is when side effects may happen.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes and No: If the pain is acute and has not lasted for more than 3 months or there is no weakness or neurologic findings, then a MRI is not warranted at this tim... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: Some studies put this rate at about 13%.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
All depends: Usual side effects such as sedation, constipation, altered mental status would be immediate or early on when starting the medications. Long term effe... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
See your PCP: Since this is recurring i would get checked out. With shoulder and arm pain a cardiac source needs to be ruled out although it does not sound like on... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: The sedative is an antihistamine and is non habit forming.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Muscle Strain: Sounds like a muscle strain. If so, the pain should respond to anti-inflammatories and tylenol (acetaminophen) and improve over the next several days... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Neuroleptics: Often the best first line meds are neuroleptic medications such as Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). Cymbalta is also a good choice. This will focu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
MRI: Now is the time for a MRI if you have not had one. These symptoms can be from irritated nerves from the spine or possibly a neuropathy. I would assu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Shingles?: If there are spots of sores on the skin or the skin is painful, hot, burning, itching, you may be developing shingles. I would go see your pcp sooner... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Weather effects: Changes in temperature and barometric pressure can cause increased pain. These should be temporary and once acclimated they should improve. If the p... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: Be sure to let you doctor know you are needing to supplement your Percocet with ibuprofen. You may need a different pain medication or further evalua... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
No: This is considered conscious sedation.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Headache: Headache would more likely be the cause than the sinus infection. If the symptoms have lasted for several days now you should get checked out.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: These can be sedating on their own so be careful when taking together as these effects can be additive.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
All NSAIDS: Celebrex and acroxia are more similar since they are cox-2 inhibitors. Mobic (meloxicam) can also block cox-2 at low dose. Ultimately they are all t... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Hospital?: It would be uncommon to spend a week in the hospital with hip pain. The good news is that the work up did not find anything serious. This is likely ... Read More
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Testimonials
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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 30, 2015
Dr. Newton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 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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