Dr. Joshua Nicholson, DO

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 39

Dr. Nicholson
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Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center

245 Cherry St Se Ste 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Dr. Joshua Nicholson, DO is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Doctors Hospital Of Manteca and Doctors Medical Center Modesto. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nicholson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Nicholson is the shiznit! He is extremely patient and answered every single one of my questions. He even told me what REALLY was wrong with me, as the MRI report was wrong. He was very thorough and gentle. The thing that meant the world to me is that he has empathy and he really listens. He cares about how you feel. I'm extremely lucky to have been referred to him. I feel less nervous and he said for me not to worry, that he would help me through this. I now have support and I'm ecstatic! Thank you, Dr. Nicholson.
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Jul 21, 2021
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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Reginae Moss – Jul 04, 2019
explains every thing very caring works with people who do not want to take narcotics wow great bed side manner.
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May 29, 2019
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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Apr 26, 2019
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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Mar 22, 2019
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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ILDA in CERES, CA – Feb 15, 2019
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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Feb 01, 2019
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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Joice Garrison in Turlock, – Jan 25, 2019
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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GEORGE ABRAMS in MODESTO, CA – Oct 14, 2018
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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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Rosemarie Varela in Stockton, CA – May 31, 2018
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David Thompson in Linden, MI – Mar 04, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My care philosophy is a patient-centered holistic approach.  I'm committed to developing an individualized and accurate diagnostic and therapeutic...Read more

Biography

I'm a Physiatrist, which means I'm trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. I have two subspecialities which I'm  fellowship trained in;...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spine Physiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine
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Education

Michigan State University Electrodiagnostic Medicine Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital

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What are Dr. Joshua Nicholson, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Nicholson frequently treats Chronic Neck Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nicholson treats.

Where is Dr. Joshua Nicholson, DO's office located?

Dr. Nicholson's office is located at 245 Cherry St Se Ste 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Nicholson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Dr. Nicholson treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Dr. Nicholson treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bilateral Stroke
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Injury
  • Brainstem Strokes
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • 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 Syndrome
  • Climacteric Arthropathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Concussion
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Multifocal Dystonia
  • Muscle Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonic Dystonia
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • 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
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Secondary Dystonias
  • Segmental Dystonia
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • 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

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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
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Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center245 Cherry St Se Ste 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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