Dr. Jacob Kneeman
Dr. Kneeman was born and raised under the sunny skies of Tucson, AZ. After graduating
high school he went to Northwestern University and majored in American studies while
completing the pre-medical requirements. He then worked with a neurologist in an
outpatient clinic for a year where he developed a passion for patient care. He then moved to
Boston, MA on an academic pre-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital to
develop screening tools for liver disease. He stayed in Boston and completed his medical
school training at Boston University. Thereafter he moved to Seattle, WA to complete
residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, which he chose because of the
field’s dedication to optimizing quality of life and function.
He was exposed to basic interventional procedures during residency (e.g. joint injections, epidural steroid injections). Witnessing the healing capability of minimally invasive interventional spine and joint techniques compelled him to gain more hands-on skills. He then moved to Chicago, IL to complete an interventional pain fellowship at Northwestern University. It was during this final year that he learned state-of-the-art techniques to help manage complex musculoskeletal and spinal conditions. His primary clinical interests include musculoskeletal and nerve-related pain disorders. He is one of few physicians in the state of Kansas certified to use a novel restorative therapy for chronic low back pain. He also specializes in treating nerve pain conditions such as irritated spinal nerves, complex regional pain syndrome, lumbar spinal stenosis, vertebral compression fractures, and persistent pain after surgery. He offers a wide array of tools such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulation therapy, peripheral nerve stimulation therapy, minimally invasive lumba decompression, and even minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgeries.
Dr. Kneeman entered the field of interventional pain medicine at a time when the opioid epidemic had already left thousands of patients dead and families grieving the loss of loved ones to addiction. His primary goal is to use his abilities to minimize pain medication dependence while improving both pain and function.