Dr.William E. Ackerman III

  1. Dr. Ackerman has expertise in the treatment of a variety of painful  conditions including neck, back, neuropathic, shingles, joint pain,  fibromyalgia, myofascial, RSD, whiplash and cancer pain.
     He offers: injection therapy including epidural steroids, knee,  shoulder and hip joint injections, facet joint injections, facet joint  neurolysis, stellate ganglion blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks,  myofascial trigger point injections, trial dorsal column stimulator  placement  etc.  He will not do unnecessary procedures on patients. 


  1. Dr.  Ackerman does prescribe medications as indicated by a patient's pain  diagnosis.  He uses braces and electrostimulation when indicated.
    He refers patients to therapists, chiropractors, psychologists and  other physicians including Regenerative Medicine specialists when  indicated.
    Dr. Ackerman does Independent Medical Examinations and treats workman's  compensation pain related injuries. He does not treat motor vehicle  accident patients. 
     
  2.  He has a strong interest in patient diversity in the appropriate pain  management in different gender, age, race and ethnic groups as evidenced  by his book: "The Ethnicity in Pain Management: Is Anyone Listening?"  His research has shown that because an intervention works well in a  certain ethnic group, it may happen rarely and often only by chance  in  other groups.   Inferences need to  be established regarding the effectiveness of interventions in certain  subsets of population including race, age and gender etc.
    His book "Gender Factor: Pain Management for Men and Women"  addresses the fact that men and women experience pain differently and  consequently require different treatments in many instances. Men and  women can respond differently to drugs prescribed in a pain practice.   This is why gender specific pain management is so important to achieve  good results.  


  1. Dr. Ackerman will in many instances order genetic testing as genetic  variants among patients can affect how drugs are metabolized and work in  a patient's body. His book "The Aging Factor: A Genetic Factor for Pain in Seniors":  makes reference to telomeres and telomerase changes as a result of  genetic aging as a contributing factor to pain in senior patients.
    He does independent medical examinations for individuals injured in  the course of his/her employment as well as chronic pain related to non  work related accidents.
    He does independent medical examinations for individuals with RSD and  recommends individuals who suffer from RSD read his book: "Understanding the Complexity of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy by Ackerman".
    ​ He does not do Social Security disability evaluations.
    Dr. Ackerman  has testified in Federal Court on a criminal trial  accusing a physician of being part of a "Pill Mill'. 
    He has testified for the defense in Federal Court as an expert witness  in cases involving intraoperative pain during cesarean sections in a  lawsuit against a military hospital. 
    ​ He has testified in court in cases involving whiplash injuries as  well as myofascial pain injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.  




Dr. Ackerman is:

  1. Dr. Ackerman has expertise in the treatment of a variety of painful  conditions including neck, back, neuropathic, shingles, joint pain,  fibromyalgia, myofascial, RSD, whiplash and cancer pain.
     He offers: injection therapy including epidural steroids, knee,  shoulder and hip joint injections, facet joint injections, facet joint  neurolysis, stellate ganglion blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks,  myofascial trigger point injections, trial dorsal column stimulator  placement  etc.  He will not do unnecessary procedures on patients. 


  1. Dr.  Ackerman does prescribe medications as indicated by a patient's pain  diagnosis.  He uses braces and electrostimulation when indicated.  
    He refers patients to therapists, chiropractors, psychologists and  other physicians including Regenerative Medicine specialists when  indicated.
    Dr. Ackerman does Independent Medical Examinations and treats workman's  compensation pain related injuries. He does not treat motor vehicle  accident patients. 
     
  2.  He has a strong interest in patient diversity in the appropriate pain  management in different gender, age, race and ethnic groups as evidenced  by his book: "The Ethnicity in Pain Management: Is Anyone Listening?"  His research has shown that because an intervention works well in a  certain ethnic group, it may happen rarely and often only by chance  in  other groups.   Inferences need to  be established regarding the effectiveness of interventions in certain  subsets of population including race, age and gender etc.
    His book "Gender Factor: Pain Management for Men and Women"  addresses the fact that men and women experience pain differently and  consequently require different treatments in many instances. Men and  women can respond differently to drugs prescribed in a pain practice.   This is why gender specific pain management is so important to achieve  good results.  


  1. Dr. Ackerman will in many instances order genetic testing as genetic  variants among patients can affect how drugs are metabolized and work in  a patient's body. His book "The Aging Factor: A Genetic Factor for Pain in Seniors":  makes reference to telomeres and telomerase changes as a result of  genetic aging as a contributing factor to pain in senior patients.
    He does independent medical examinations for individuals injured in  the course of his/her employment as well as chronic pain related to non  work related accidents.
    He does independent medical examinations for individuals with RSD and  recommends individuals who suffer from RSD read his book: "Understanding the Complexity of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy by Ackerman".
    ​ He does not do Social Security disability evaluations.
    Dr. Ackerman  has testified in Federal Court on a criminal trial  accusing a physician of being part of a "Pill Mill'. 
    He has testified for the defense in Federal Court as an expert witness  in cases involving intraoperative pain during cesarean sections in a  lawsuit against a military hospital. 
    ​ He has testified in court in cases involving whiplash injuries as  well as myofascial pain injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.