Interventional Spine & Pain Management

Dr. Westerhaus brings an engineering background and an eye for innovation to every patient he serves. He seeks to provide compassionate care and superior outcomes by working closely with an interdisciplinary team of physical therapists and renowned spine surgeons.

Originally born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Westerhaus has been slowly running away from cold winters until finally settling in South Florida. He completed his undergraduate education at Saint Louis University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, where he met his bride studying in the same program. They moved to Kansas City, where he worked as an engineer for three years before going to medical school at the University of Kansas. He completed his internship in General Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama, and returned to Kansas City to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He then completed his fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports with Dr. Giuffrida.

Whether you have neck pain, sciatica, a vertebral compression fracture, or need help with pain management Dr. Westerhaus’s treatment philosophy aims to make your functional goals the primary driver of your treatment plan, exhausting the most conservative options first before moving to the more invasive ones. He draws on a love of research and innovation to guide his care and seeks to empower his patients with knowledge and understanding to ensure their long term success. He is proficient both in common procedures, like epidurals and nerve blocks, in addition to more advanced procedures like radiofrequency ablation, kyphoplasty, mild® procedure, ReActiv8, spinal cord stimulation, and SI joint fusion.

Dr. Westerhaus is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the International and North American Neuromodulation Societies, and the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience.

When he is away from the clinic and procedure suite, Dr. Westerhaus enjoys spending time with his wife and six children in the Floridian weather and exploring the many beaches that surround us.

Conditions Treated

Lower Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Neck Pain
Spinal Stenosis
Sciatic Pain
Mid Back Pain
Discogenic Back Pain
Spinal Compression Fractures
Herniated Disc
Facet Syndrome
Si Joint Dysfunction
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Regenerative medicine with PRP/ Stem Cell Injections
Occipital Neuralgia
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/ RSD)
Joint Pain
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Cervicogenic Headaches
Pelvic Pain
Plantar Fasciitis


Cervical Epidurals
Thoracic Epidurals
Lumbar Epidurals
Caudal Epidurals
Medial Branch Blocks
SI Joint Injections
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections
PRP Injections
Occipital Nerve Blocks
Radiofrequency Ablation
Intradiscal Injections
Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement
Facet Joint Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Sympathetic Blocks
Ultrasound-Guided Tendon Injections
Regenerative Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

St. Mary’s Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital
Coral Ridge Outpatient Surgery Center
Palm Beach International Surgery Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Biomedical Engineering, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Medical School
University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS

Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham, AL
General Surgery

University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Cantor Spine Center at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Interventional Sports and Spine Fellowship