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David G. Garrigues, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Pain Management


Meet Dr. Garrigues

Dr. Garrigues provides nonsurgical spine care and diagnostics to Spine Team Texas patients at the clinic in Allen, Texas. Although Dr. Garrigues was born in France, he considers himself an adopted Texan after coming here for college. “Minus a few years in Chicago and North Carolina for training, I’ve spent more time in Texas than anywhere else” he says. He is fluent in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

When asked what the most rewarding part of his career is, he doesn’t hesitate to say: “Giving patients their lives back. Whatever their particular condition is-from an acute injury to a painful chronic condition — helping patients get better and developing a relationship with them is very fulfilling.”


  • Wake Forest; Winston Salem, NC
    • Pain Management



  • Residency:  Northwestern University – Chicago IL
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Medical School

  • UT Southwestern; Dallas, TX
    • Doctor of Medicine


Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections
  • Joint injections (sacroiliac, hips, shoulders)
  • Radiofrequency lesioning (rhizotomy), including cooled radiofrequency
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulation


Personal Interests:

  • Married and a father of two, Dr. Garrigues enjoys cooking for friends and family, and staying active in a variety of ways. Also, fluent in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.



  • D Magazine Best of Collin County (2020)
  • Living Magazine “Top Docs” (2018)


Locations Served:

  • Allen

Neck and back pain take the joy out of life. We’re here to help you find it again.

Our founder, Dr. David Rothbart, understood that people struggling with back or neck pain often fear surgery as the first option. He shared this concern, which is why he founded Spine Team Texas—to treat patients conservatively and avoid surgery as the initial solution. Dr. Rothbart’s team of carefully selected pain management experts has helped many patients find relief from their back and neck pain. Schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help you achieve your goals.
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