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Pain Medicine Anesthesiology | Male

ProOrtho 12911 120th Ave NE Ste H210 Kirkland, WA 98034 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

We are committed to alleviating pain, restoring health and improving quality of life. Our goal is to help our patients live healthier lives while gaining control over their pain.  We feel patients should not suffer needlessly from pain and believe they can improve through a variety of modalities we offer.    We draw from a broad base of proven treatments, advanced medical knowledge and technical expertise to thoroughly diagnose and treat pain patients who have failed to respond to routine medical care.  We focus on the patient as an individual and treat each patient with respect and compassion.

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Biography

Dr Nelson grew up in the Puget Sound area and was an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington. He went to medical school at the University of Southern California and completed his internship and residency in anesthesiology at USC-L.A. County Hospital Medical Center where he was elected chief resident. He stayed on after residency for training as a Pain Medicine Fellow and started the Pain Management program at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, California.After returning to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Nelson joined the Evergreen Hospital medical staff and started the Pain Medicine department there as well as establishing one of the first full spectrum independent pain medicine clinics in the area. He is a founding member and Director-at-Large of the Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. On multiple occasions, he has been invited to be a guest lecturer at the University of Washington pain medicine fellowship program and has been actively involved in the teaching of pain fellows, medical students and physician assistants. He has also served as a consultant and speaker to a variety of organizations.

In his off time, Dr. Nelson enjoys hiking, biking, golfing, skiing and mountain climbing. He is active in Climb for Captives and Rescue Freedom International, an organization working on behalf of victims of human trafficking.

Philosophy: More than 90 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic, persistent, or recurring pain. We are also in the midst of what has been described as the "opioid prescribing national crisis", yet it can be challenging for many patients to find any meaningful pain relief.

We employ a rational evidence-based approach to chronic pain using a comprehensive interventional approach which starts with a consultation and ordering medically necessary testing, referrals to specialists, and coordinating physical and manual therapy as well as psychological testing or counseling, if needed. If appropriate, we will initiate an interventional plan that will employ image guided nerve blocks or injections for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. In some cases we may recommend procedures and technologies such as radiofrequency ablation of pain generators or an implantable device, but only after noninvasive options have been exhausted. Other issues may need to be addressed including weight loss or gain, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.

We are committed to a compassionate approach towards alleviating pain, restoring health and improving the quality of life for our patients.

Medical Focus: Chronic neck and low back pain, joint pain, chronic post-surgical pain, occipital and cervicogenic headache, cancer pain, refractory arthritis pain. Complex regional pain syndrome (aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Failed back surgery syndrome/post-laminectomy syndrome. Shingles pain and post herpetic neuralgia. Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain.

Specializations: Diagnostic and therapeutic injections under fluoroscopy and ultrasound of the spine and the musculoskeletal system. Radiofrequency ablation procedures. Patient screening, trialing, and implantation of implantable pain medical devices including spinal cord stimulators and implantable spinal pain pumps. Coordination of multidisciplinary pain management care including referral to consultants and physical/manual therapy as well ordering appropriate tests and imaging including MRI, CT and x-rays. Interventional approaches to chronic headache, abdominal/pelvic pain, arthritis, and cancer pain. Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty treatment of non-operative spinal compression fractures. Stem cell/PRP injections of inoperable knee, hip and shoulder pain.

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Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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in Williamsburg, VA |
Dr. Nelson is one of the kindest, tender caring pain doctors I have ever met. He cares about and for his patients. A big thank you to him for helping me through some tough times.
in Issaquah, WA |
Best doctor for pain management! I would and do recommend him to anyone who has pain.
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    Dr Nelson grew up in the Puget Sound area and was an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington. He went to medical school at the University of Southern California and completed his internship and residency in anesthesiology at USC-L.A. County Hospital Medical Center where he was elected chief resident. He stayed on after residency for training as a Pain Medicine Fellow and started the Pain Management program at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, California.After returning to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Nelson joined the Evergreen Hospital medical staff and started the Pain Medicine department there as well as establishing one of the first full spectrum independent pain medicine clinics in the area. He is a founding member and Director-at-Large of the Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. On multiple occasions, he has been invited to be a guest lecturer at the University of Washington pain medicine fellowship program and has been actively involved in the teaching of pain fellows, medical students and physician assistants. He has also served as a consultant and speaker to a variety of organizations.

    In his off time, Dr. Nelson enjoys hiking, biking, golfing, skiing and mountain climbing. He is active in Climb for Captives and Rescue Freedom International, an organization working on behalf of victims of human trafficking.

    Philosophy: More than 90 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic, persistent, or recurring pain. We are also in the midst of what has been described as the "opioid prescribing national crisis", yet it can be challenging for many patients to find any meaningful pain relief.

    We employ a rational evidence-based approach to chronic pain using a comprehensive interventional approach which starts with a consultation and ordering medically necessary testing, referrals to specialists, and coordinating physical and manual therapy as well as psychological testing or counseling, if needed. If appropriate, we will initiate an interventional plan that will employ image guided nerve blocks or injections for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. In some cases we may recommend procedures and technologies such as radiofrequency ablation of pain generators or an implantable device, but only after noninvasive options have been exhausted. Other issues may need to be addressed including weight loss or gain, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.

    We are committed to a compassionate approach towards alleviating pain, restoring health and improving the quality of life for our patients.

    Medical Focus: Chronic neck and low back pain, joint pain, chronic post-surgical pain, occipital and cervicogenic headache, cancer pain, refractory arthritis pain. Complex regional pain syndrome (aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Failed back surgery syndrome/post-laminectomy syndrome. Shingles pain and post herpetic neuralgia. Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain.

    Specializations: Diagnostic and therapeutic injections under fluoroscopy and ultrasound of the spine and the musculoskeletal system. Radiofrequency ablation procedures. Patient screening, trialing, and implantation of implantable pain medical devices including spinal cord stimulators and implantable spinal pain pumps. Coordination of multidisciplinary pain management care including referral to consultants and physical/manual therapy as well ordering appropriate tests and imaging including MRI, CT and x-rays. Interventional approaches to chronic headache, abdominal/pelvic pain, arthritis, and cancer pain. Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty treatment of non-operative spinal compression fractures. Stem cell/PRP injections of inoperable knee, hip and shoulder pain.

    Dr. Nelson's Care Philosophy

    We are committed to alleviating pain, restoring health and improving quality of life. Our goal is to help our patients live healthier lives while gaining control over their pain.  We feel patients should not suffer needlessly from pain and believe they can improve through a variety of modalities we offer.    We draw from a broad base of proven treatments, advanced medical knowledge and technical expertise to thoroughly diagnose and treat pain patients who have failed to respond to routine medical care.  We focus on the patient as an individual and treat each patient with respect and compassion.

    Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
    •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
    •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis
    • Back Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Facet Joint Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Spinal Stenosis

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1985

    • Internship Hospital
      Usc/Lac Med Ctr

      Completed in 1986

    • Residency Hospital
      Usc/Lac Med Ctr

      Completed in 1989

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Usc/Lac Med Ctr

      Completed in 1989

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Washington

      Graduated in 1979

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
    • Anesthesiology

    Procedures Performed

    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
    • Cervical Medial Branch Block
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Conscious Sedation
    • Discography
    • Epidural Injection
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Block
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Pain Management
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Trigger Point Injection