David Jacobs, M.D.

David Jacobs M.D. Physician


A Maryland native, David Jacobs, M.D., specializes in nonsurgical management of back and neck pain, and other musculoskeletal disorders. His clinical practice emphasizes treating these disorders with medication management, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, ultrasound-guided peripheral joint injections, and fluoroscopic-guided spine injections.  

Dr. Jacobs is also trained in the latest techniques for treating intractable knee pain with genicular nerve blocks and genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation. He also performs epidural steroid injections, facet and sacroiliac joint injections, medial branch nerve blocks, and radiofrequency ablation.

Dr. Jacobs graduated from Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Care Network/University of Chicago's residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and he was fellowship-trained in Pain Medicine at the Henry Ford Health System.

Dr. Jacobs takes a patient-centric approach to improve the quality of life and function of his patients. As a result, on the first visit he will focus on understanding each patient’s unique medical history. Dr. Jacobs will then work with the patient to develop a treatment plan tailored to one’s needs and lifestyle, and provide treatment options to consider.  

Dr. Jacobs’ interests include hiking with his Labrador Retriever, running, and tennis.

Areas Of Expertise

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Nonoperative Spine Care



Medical Degree

University of Maryland School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD


Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Care Network/University of Chicago; Chicago, IL


Henry Ford Health System/Wayne State University Program; Detroit, MI


American Board of Phys Medicine and Rehab - Pain Medicine

American Board of Phys Medicine and Rehab - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Associations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Spine Intervention Society

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

World Academy of Pain Medicine United

Major Accomplishments

Chief Resident, 2019-2020, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Care Network/University of Chicago