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Nicholas J Tannous, MD

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Dr. Nicholas J. Tannous enjoys being at the forefront in the pain medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation field delivering quality care to his patients. “Great results are what continue to drive me as seeing my patients improve is a necessity for my motivation to continue pushing forward,” he said.

Joining the National Spine and Pain Centers in May 2021, Dr. Tannous brings more than a decade of experience to the practice. His previous professional experience includes treating patients at various pain treatment centers in Missouri, Arizona, Nevada and Virginia.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the University of Washington and his Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine/DeVry University in Florida. After completing an internal medicine internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he finished a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Texas Southwestern.

“Throughout our rotations, I was exposed to different aspects of physical medicine including interventional spine and joint management,” he said. Dr. Tannous notes he was drawn to the field of physical medicine because “I could do something quickly and easily to help my patient and, most importantly, without a great deal of cutting and surgery.”

He enjoys doing interventional procedures under fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance including kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation trials and implants, intrathecal pump implantation, vertiflex spinal spacers and Aurora ZIP spinal fusion spacers.

Dr. Tannous believes in a systemic and methodical approach to treating patients with a focus on multimodal and holistic methods. Medications are a tool in his treatment plan to help patients.

When putting together treatment regimens, Dr. Tannous maintains patients should always be included. “When a patient is engaged and participating in their treatment plan with their physician, it keeps them activated into maintaining their mobility and functionality,” he said. “Patients should be inclined to make their own decisions and goals about which direction they would like to take in their treatment. Essentially, I help give them options and direction and they choose the ultimate path in which they would like to obtain treatment.”

Away from the office, Dr. Tannous spends his free time hiking, swimming, doing yoga, playing video games and traveling.

Affiliations Manassas, Mount Vernon
Education
  • Internship
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI 2009
  • Medical School
  • Ross University, School of Medicine United States North Brunswick, NJ 2007
  • Residency
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX 2012