Matthew G. Thorson, MD, is one of the interventional spine and pain management physicians practicing at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Thorson grew up on a farmstead near West Fargo, North Dakota. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and earned his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. After medical school, he completed a Transitional Year Residency Program at the University of North Dakota/Meritcare (now Sanford) in Fargo, North Dakota. He then entered his residency in anesthesiology at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. For more advanced training, he transferred to the University of Florida Anesthesiology Residency Program. He then entered the Fellowship program in Pain Medicine at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa.
Dr. Thorson began his career in Interventional Pain Medicine at TRIA Orthopedic Center in Minneapolis. He opened Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in 2012. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Thorson is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology; Minnesota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, where he serves as secretary on the Board of Directors; Spine Intervention Society; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; North American Spine Society; and International Cellular Medicine Society. He and his colleagues are involved in cutting-edge Institutional Research Board-approved research: “Effectiveness of Human Amniotic Fluid Allograft for Low Back Pain.”
He has attended numerous conferences and courses on interventional pain medicine, ethical prescribing practices, minimally invasive spine procedures, and regenerative medicine to keep up to date on the best information and technology for his patients. He has also spoken at several events on interventional pain issues, legislative issues, and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Thorson has become one of the leading experts on the use of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine for the treatment of many chronic diseases and pain issues.
He enjoys traveling, spending time with his silver lab named Cash, boating, working out, and golfing.