Non-operative Treatment

Dr. Nels Carlson and patient

Many bone and joint problems can be successfully treated without surgery. Our experts are specially trained to diagnose and treat these conditions; getting you back to your daily activities.

Meet our team

Dr. Hans Carlson Dr. Hans Carlson earned his M.D. at OHSU and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School – Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He followed this up with a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Dr. Nels Carlson Dr. Nels Carlson earned his M.D. at OHSU, completed his residency at Harvard Medical School – Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and followed up with a fellowship in Neurophysiology/EMG at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston.

Megan Ward, MS, PA-C Megan Ward, MS, PA-C earned her B.S. from the University of Oregon and her M.S. at Western University of Health Sciences. Her special focus is physical medicine and spine care.

Treatment options

  • Diagnostic EMG and nerve conduction studies to diagnose nerve compression or pinched spinal nerves
  • Steroid injections
  • Pain management therapies
  • Physical therapy