Michael Sorensen, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Interventional Spine & Pain Management


Education

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital

Internship:University of Wisconsin Hospital

Doctoral: University of Minnesota - Minneapolis

Undergraduate: University of Minnesota - Minneapolis


Personal Quote

“I collaborate with my patients to provide thorough, up-to-date, and compassionate spine care in their best interest. I am grateful that I can bring my experience and expertise to the Prescott area and look forward to serving my patients well.”


Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Electrodiagnostic Testing - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Plexopathy, Peripheral Neuropathy or Other Numbness/Tingling/Weakness Pain of Arms or Legs
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Treatments - Medial Branch Blocks, Injections, Radiofrequency, Lesioning/Ablation
  • Hip, Knee, Sacroiliac, Shoulder Injections
  • Interventional procedures for painful spine conditions
  • Non-surgical care for painful spine conditions
  • Soft-Tissue Injections - trigger points, ligament, tendon sheath, bursa
  • Spinal Disc Injections
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
  • Work-Related Accidents and Injuries

Professional Biography

Michael Sorensen, MD is a Physiatrist at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics who is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is subspecialty board-certified in Pain Management.

 

Dr. Sorensen has 30 years of clinical experience and has been a national instructor for the Spine Intervention Society since 2001. He provides the most current and evidence-based interventional spine care to his patients while being known for providing personalized and compassionate care. His practice includes non-surgical treatment and interventional procedures for back and neck pain, Herniated Disc, Sciatica, Radiculopathy (“pinched nerve”), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis and other spine disorders or injuries. He also evaluates patients with shoulder pain and hip pain and those with numbness and/or tingling of the arms, hands, and legs.

 

Dr. Sorensen received his Spinal interventional training during the first two years of practice at OrthoMemphis. He completed his residency training from the University of Wisconsin Hospital. Dr. Sorensen obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis where he also earned his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude.

 

Dr. Sorenson is active in the medical community, holding professional memberships with the Spine Intervention Society, American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Medical Association.

 


Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Diplomate
  • Spine Intervention Society, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Member

Leadership Roles

  • Spine Intervention Society: Cadaver Training Workshops - Instructor, 2001 – Present
  • Baptist Germantown Surgery Center -Medical Advisory Board Member, 2010 -2018
  • Smith and Nephew National Workshops -Instructor, 2006 -2007
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians: National Workshops - Instructor, 2002 - 2005

Research, Publications & Presentations

Oral Presentations:

Sorensen MJ, Sperling KB, Graves VB, and Hegstrand LR: Multiple Sclerosis presenting as an acute stroke: magnetic resonance imaging and tissue correlates. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1990; 71:825. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, October 25, 1990.

 

Sorensen MJ, Sperling KB, and Cripps DJ: Neurogenic pruritus in the zone of injury of a patient with a C4 incomplete spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1990; 71:825. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, October 24, 1990.

 

Sorensen MJ, Rodriquez AA, Agre JC: Power Spectrum analysis of needle electromyography at varied levels of muscle contraction. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1989; 70(11): A57. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, November 9, 1989.