Dr. Sonny Ivie received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center and continued with a Fellowship in Pain Medicine also at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
Following his fellowship, Dr. Ivie worked as an Anesthesiologist at Palmetto Anesthesia and Pain in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He returned to Vermont again and joined the faculty at the University of Vermont. Over the past 15 years, he has gained experience treating both common and complex pain procedures. Dr. Ivie also served as the Program Director for the UVMMC Fellowship Training Program.
University of South Alabama, Bachelor of Science, 1992
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Master of Public Health and Epidemiology, 1993
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2000
University of Vermont, Anesthesiology, Residency, 2004
University of Vermont, Pain Medicine, Fellowship, 2005
University of Vermont Medical Center
Spinal Cord Stimulation, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulators
Spinal Cord Stimulation is a treatment method for those with back pain, leg pain, peripheral neuropathy, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). A spinal cord stimulator is surgically placed under the skin and sends a mild electrically current to your spinal cord to mask pain signals before they reach the brain.
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation is a treatment method for those with back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, extremity pain, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It is similar to spinal cord stimulation except the electrical currents are directed to the peripheral nerves that run from the spinal cord to the limbs and organs in your body, masking pain signals before they reach the brain.
Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG) is a treatment method for those with neuropathic conditions that include CRPS, pelvic pain, groin neuralgia, extremity pain, and other nerve pain involving isolated parts of the body. The DRG stimulator is similar to the spinal cord stimulator except it addresses your pain by acting on targeted DRG. Neurostimulation is a less invasive method than traditional back surgery or nerve destruction.