Dr. Eric Royster, M.D.

Pain Doctor Eric Royster MD

Dr. Royster, M.D. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from the University of North Carolina. He then went on to study at the University of Arkansas, where he obtained his degree of Doctor of Medicine in 2003.

Following graduation, Pain Doctor Royster moved to New Orleans, LA where he completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Clinic and Hospital. Dr. Royster’s interest in pain medicine developed during his time at Ochsner and he continued there with his Residency in Anesthesiology. He further refined his expertise with a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of New Mexico from July 2007 – June 2008. In August 2008, Dr. Royster returned to New Orleans, where he served as Medical Director of Ochsner Baptist Pain Center and Supervisor of the Residency Chronic Pain Education Program until opening his own practice.

Dr. Royster is unique in his published expertise of both spinal cord stimulation and Intrathecal drug delivery. He is the pioneer in peripheral stimulation for headache and facial pain and also has expertise in non-surgical pain therapies. Dr. Royster is the first physician in the area to offer medical acupuncture and minimally invasive lumbar decompression for pain relief.