Spine and  Pain Management Dallas Texas

John Michels, M.D.

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Dr. John Michels

Dr. John Michels
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Dr. John Michels is honored to have been named one of the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine and SuperDoctors; and to have received the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals Patient's Choice Award, and the Healthgrades Honor Roll.

Best in Dallas 2019

 

Super Doctors

 

Vitals Compassionate Doctor and Patient's Choice Award

Healthgrades Honor Roll

As a former NFL Super Bowl Champion and First Round Draft Pick, Dr. John S. Michels is an expert in pain. His football career was cut short by an injury that required six knee surgeries. While that injury ended his career as a professional football player, interacting with the top doctors in the NFL brought new insights. Dr. Michels discovered how minimally invasive procedures could bring significant relief and help patients return to optimal health. Dr. Michels is a double board certified Interventional Pain Management Physician He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience and is a world renowned expert in using minimally invasive image guided techniques to treat acute and chronic pain conditions like sciatica, herniated discs, arthritis, spinal stenosis, post-laminectomy syndrome, migraine headaches, peripheral neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and sports injuries.

Dr. Michels is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Since relocating his practice from Newport Beach, California to Dallas, Texas in 2016, he has won the Texas Super Doctors Award for 2017, 2018 and 2019; has been honored with the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award and Patient’s Choice Award; is on the Healthgrades Honor Roll; and has been named one of the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine.

Dr. Michels develops a multidisciplinary approach and utilizes his unique training and skills to accurately diagnose the source of pain. His patients frequently leave online reviews praising his compassionate and high-quality medical care. Dr. Michels helps his patients get back to living their lives to the fullest, often without the need for surgery or the use of dangerous medications. He specializes in such procedures as epidural steroid injections, facet injections, medial branch nerve blocks/rhyzotomies, genicular nerve blocks/rhyzotomies, spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, Regenerative Medicine such a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) injections, and BOTOX for migraine. His office is conveniently located in Preston Center near the intersection of Northwest Highway and the Dallas North Tollway. For more information about Dr. Michels, you can also visit www.johnmichelsmd.com.

Education and Professional Training

  • ACGME Accredited Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management
    University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Transitional Internship
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Radiology
  • Diplomat, American Board of Pain Medicine

Credentialing

  • State of Texas Medical License
  • State of California Medical License
  • DEA and DPS certification
  • ACLS and BLS certification

Honors and Awards

  • D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2019
  • Super Doctors Texas Rising Star 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top Doctors in Dallas 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition and Patient’s Choice Award 2018
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll 2018
  • All Pac-10 Conference 1st Team Football
  • 1st Round Draft Choice (27th Pick) Green Bay Packers
  • 1 st Round NFL Draft Choice 1996
  • 1 st Team All-Pac 10 and 2 nd Team All-American Football 1995
  • Green Bay Packers Rookie of the Year 1996
  • NFC Champion (1996 and 1997)
  • Super Bowl XXXI Champion
  • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Deans List 2006

Professional Societies

  • Board of Directors American Society of Pain and Neuroscience
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • International Neuromodulation Society
  • Texas Pain Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • National Football League Alumni Association
  • National Football League Retired Players Association

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