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David H. Rustom, M.D.

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specialty: Physical Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certified: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Interventional Pain Management

Clinical Interest:
Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine, Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, and Cancer Pain

Acute Pain, Back and Neck Pain, Cancer Pain, Chronic Pain, Core Strengthening Programs, Ultrasound/Fluoroscopic Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Joint Blocks, Headache Management and Treatment, Intra-thecal Pain Pump Managements, Large and Small Joint Injections, Musculoskeletal and Joint Pain, Nerve Blocks, Nerve Pain, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Post-Spinal Surgery Lysis of Adhesions, Radiofrequency Ablations of Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine, Radiofrequency Ablation of Painful Joints, Spinal Cord Stimulator Neuromodulation, Transforaminal Epidural Injections, Trigger Point Injections, Injection therapies of the Joint, Muscle,Tendon, Peripheral Nerve, and Axial Spine, Pain Generators with use of Kyphoplasty, Intrathecal Pump Management, EMG, Diagnostic Ultrasound

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Preventive Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Association

DMC Outpatient Physician Clinic

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts, Basseterre
  • Residency: (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) Detroit Medical Center/Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Fellowship: (Anesthesiology Pain Management) Detroit Medical Center

"Just like no two people share the same fingerprint, I believe that no two people are alike. With that said, I approach each patient individually and take into consideration their social, personal, medical, and psychological well-being before devising an individualized plan of care. I like to establish goals with patients, along with appropriate expectations, which make us all unique."

Dr. David Rustom believes pain is multifactorial and is comprised of physical, psychological, emotional, social, and contextual features. He takes a multi-modal treatment approach to pain control for the best resolution. Dr. Rustom encourages patients to take advantage of physical and occupational therapies. In addition, he accompanies these modes of relief with medication management, interventional pain procedures, and spinal cord stimulation. With technology advancing, he stays up-to-date with medical research and incorporates new medical innovations as they become available.

Originally from the Metro Detroit Area, Dr. Rustom discovered his passion for medicine after being challenged with an Anatomy and Physiology course while attending Wayne State University. He chose the field of Pain Management as he frequently saw the quality of life affected by pain. Dr. Rustom’s goal is to manage pain, both safely and comfortably, allowing people to enjoy their livelihood and partake in the things they love most. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Rustom likes to travel, enjoys outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.

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