Dr. David Velling, MD

Dr. David Velling, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. David Velling, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Federal Way, WA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1990 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.

350 S 333rd St

Federal Way, WA 98003

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • ODS Health Plan
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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
more than 90% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 87% of peers
Back Pain
more than 86% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Velling "We provide an honest, thorough evaluation and medical opinion in order to be diagnosed correctly, and you will be given a range of choices for treatment, from conservative to aggressive. We provide specialty treatment in the form of procedures to treat pain, from simple injections, to nerve ablations, to minor surgeries which can dramatically reduce pain, with the goal to help you get your life back."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

75  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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38  Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • LAC-USC Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • LAC-USC Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Velling has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Velling's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Velling to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Velling's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

If you want a car salesman you got it. I found a much more supportive Doctor and staff elsewhere that took care of all my needs. Not just their legal or financial needs.
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Have been seeing Dr. Velling since 2009 for assorted chronic pain. He has never given up and thrown his hands in the air. He has worked so hard and diligently to provide me with the best care and treatment possible. I would never choose another pain management Dr. for my care.
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