Michael Meighen, MD
Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board-certified in Pain Medicine
Fellowship-trained in Sports, Spine, and Occupational Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Michael Meighen is a musculoskeletal specialist whom primarily focuses on conservative and non-operative measures to help patients with function and pain control. The main focus of his treatment plan centers around exercise and functional restoration; but he also incorporates adjunctive options including manipulation, injection therapy, oral medication, acupuncture, massage, etc. to meet the desired goal. He feels as though the patient has to be an active participant in care and part of the solution for management.
Dr. Meighen grew up in Northeast Ohio which instilled in him a strong work ethic and focus. This region of the country also fostered a love and passion for exercise and health. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a BA in Biology. During this time, he spent time studying in Manchester, England which provided him insight into an alternative culture and health care system. He then enrolled at the University of Akron where he completed a year of Master’s studies in Sports Medicine. He next graduated from the University of Cincinnati with his medical degree with a goal of working in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal field. To meet these ends, he completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Carolinas Medical Center/Charlotte Rehabilitation in Charlotte, NC. He then moved on to the University of Florida where he completed a fellowship in sports, spine, and occupational rehabilitation medicine under the tutelage of James Atchison, DO.
Prior to coming to SpineNevada, Dr. Meighen worked for a large multispecialty orthopedic group in North Carolina which provided him with valuable insights into the management of musculoskeletal problems. He has extensive experience and knowledge in the treatment of spine, joint, and soft tissue abnormalities. He has a passion for the field, and he uses a multimodal approach employing new and cutting edge techniques to solve pain problems. He is well versed in the following interventions to help diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders: fluoroscopically guided spine and joint procedures, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, electrodiagnostics (EMG/NCS), osteopathic manipulation, and regenerative procedures including prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and stem cells. He also has specialized training in bio-identical hormone replacement and wellness.
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