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Dr. Joshua Nicholson, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 37

Dr. Nicholson

Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center

220 Cherry St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Dr. Joshua Nicholson, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Touro Center / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, headache management, and more.


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Dr. Nicholson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Dr. Nicholson treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Chronic Pain
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Dr. Nicholson treats Chronic Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Dr. Nicholson treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's Syndrome
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bilateral Stroke
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brainstem Strokes
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy Dystonia
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Climacteric Arthropathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Concussion
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hemophilic Arthropathy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Injection Therapy
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Dystonia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Multifocal Dystonia
  • Muscle Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myoclonic Dystonia
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Primary Dystonias
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Dystonias
  • Segmental Dystonia
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Spastic Gait
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steppage Gait
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Tension Headache
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Torsion Dystonia
  • Transient Arthropathy
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

About Me

My care philosophy is a patient-centered holistic approach.  I'm committed to developing an individualized and accurate diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plan for you.  It's essential that we (patient & doctor) work together to ...

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Education

Michigan State University Electrodiagnostic Medicine Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
Michigan State University Interventional Pain Management Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
Michigan State University
Residency Hospital
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Residency Hospital
2013
Sparrow Hosp/Mich St U
Internship Hospital
2012
Touro Center / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2007
University California Santa Cruz
Undergraduate School
2013
2012
2007

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The most thorough doctor I have ever seen. I’ve had lifelong debilitating pain in my shoulder, spine and neck with severe migraines. He searched for the true source of pain, and used every possible avenue to relieve the pain. Truly the finest doctor I’ve ever known.
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explains every thing very caring works with people who do not want to take narcotics wow great bed side manner.
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Really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Nicholson, his demeanor was very personable, he made me comfortable during an uncomfortable test and was extremely thorough. A rare bird around these parts.
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Extremely patient oriented,really gets the background on each person. I was very surprised at how much he listened to me & truly cares. Not only that but he’s super gentle I didn’t feel a thing unlike my procedures with previous drs. I know as long as I need epidurals dr Nicholson will be the dr I go to from now on ??
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He actually cares about the needs of his patients and takes his time going over every need. He is so patient and extremely nice.
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Amazing doctor !! Listens and communicates excellent, very thorough, polite and kind. Truely cares about relieving suffering and finding the underlying problem !!
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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nicholson. He listens. He explains. He cares. He rescued me from a pain management firm that had me seeing a different provider each time, via Skype none-the-less. He believes that I know my own body. I have never felt as if I'm being rushed through my appointments.
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DR. NICHOLSON IS OUTSTANDING. HE ACTUALLY LISTENS AND COMES UP WITH OPINIONS AS WHAT TO DO NEXT. HE REALLY CARES ABOUT ME AND MY CONDITION. I KNOW I CAN COUNT ON HIM TO GIVE ME THE BEST CARE HE CAN. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE WHO WANTS RESULTS. ON TOP OF ALL THIS HE IS A NICE MAN.
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I just had my first visit with Dr. Nicholson. He was so understanding, patient. He took the time to examine me thoroughly and explain to me what is really wrong with me. I have seen other doctors that didnt even examine me tell me its in my head... Dr. Nicholson is sympathetic and told me that he will help me get through with my neck and nerve pain.... I actally have a state of mind that I am not crazy.... He is awesome doctor.***********
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Dr. Nicholson is easily the most attentive caring doctor that I have ever had! After having emergency back surgery and suffering for months dealing with other doctors who seemed clueless about what I need as a patient, I finally am getting relief from the pain and am making big steps toward recovery. I can't give a high enough rating!
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