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Brandon Messerli, DO

Patient Ratings

4.8 / 5 (Based on 134 Ratings)

Specialties:

Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physiatry

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Dr. Brandon Messerli is a board certified expert in nonoperative treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injuries.

Conditions Treated

nerve pain, pars fractures, sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, ulnar neuropathy, annular tear, cervicogenic headaches, curvature of the spine, degenerative discs, discogenic back pain, facet joint pain, herniated discs, hip bursitis, hip osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, olecranon bursitis, pinched nerve, piriformis syndrome, radicular pain, sacroiliac joint arthritis, spine arthritis, spondylosis, sports injury, synovial cysts, whiplash, facet arthropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, back pain, cervical spondylosis, elbow injury, elbow pain, foot pain, headaches, hip arthritis, hip injury, hip pain, Knee arthritis, knee pain, lower back pain, musculoskeletal conditions, neck pain, radiculopathy, scoliosis, wrist injury, wrist pain, occipital neuralgia, plantar fasciitis, joint injuries, musculoskeletal pain, back injury, and spine disorders

Procedures Performed

cervical, thoracic and lumbar facet joint injections, cervical, thoracic and lumbar interlaminar epidurals, cervical, thoracic and lumbar medial branch blocks, cervical, thoracic and lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy, cervical, thoracic and lumbar transforaminal epidurals, electrodiagnostic evaluations, knee injections, radiofrequency neurotomy for sacroiliac joint pain, regenerative injections, sacrococcygeal joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, ultrasound-guided injections, xray-guided injections, ankle injections, back injections, bursa injections, caudal epidural injections, corticosteroid injections, costotransverse joint injections, diagnostic epidural spinal injections, epidural steroid injections, facet joint blocks, facet joint injections, foot injections, intramuscular botulinum toxin injections, lumbar epidural injections, lumbar facet injections, nerve root block, peripheral joint injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, radiofrequency neurotomy for facet joint pain, sacroiliac joint lateral branch blocks, spinal nerve injections, tendon sheath injections, therapeutic spinal injections, ultrasound-guided joint injections, ultrasound-guided tendon injections, electromyography (EMG), Cortisone injections, nerve conduction studies, nonsurgical treatment of spine conditions, osteopathic manual therapy, shoulder injections, spine facet blocks, spine radiofrequency procedures, spine steroid injections, tenotomy, ultrasound-guided joint procedures, ultrasound-guided nerve procedures, ultrasound-guided tendon procedures, Radiofrequency Ablation, epidurals, joint injections, medial branch blocks, nerve injections, diagnostic ultrasound, and hip injections

Contact Information

  • Office: 425-899-1220
  • Fax: 425-899-1219

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Gender:

Male

Languages:

English

Interpretation Services Available

Honors, Awards, etc.

2022 Seattle Magazine "Top Doctors"

Board Certification

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Experience

Dr. Brandon Messerli has obtained the highest level of expertise in the non-surgical management of spine, MSK and sports medicine. He chose an osteopathic medical school to obtain a holistic view of injury and disease, including the inter-connectedness of MSK (and non-MSK) conditions, the impact of lifestyle and environment on our health, and the effectiveness of whole-person treatment to optimize our body's intrinsic ability to heal itself.
He excelled in PM&R Residency training at one of the top programs in the country. His additional year of Fellowship/Subspecialty training was precepted by two of the most esteemed experts in the field of interventional spine and two of the region's pioneers in MSK ultrasound. He has been refining his expertise with over 10 years of clinical practice.
He chose to work at EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care because of the consistently high quality of medicine being practiced by his colleague physiatrists and surgeons, and the multidisciplinary collaboration for patient care and continuing medical education. Dr. Messerli also provides compassionate and empathetic care because of his and his family's own experiences with MSK conditions, and this gives him an understanding of the physical, emotional, social and vocational struggles that can arise with chronic pain.

Clinical Expertise

Spine, musculoskeletal (MSK) and sports medicine
Back and neck spinal injections, including epidural injections for nerve pain, radiofrequency ablation and steroid injections for arthritic joints, and diagnostic blocks
Certified diagnostic MSK ultrasonographer
Ultrasound-guided joint, tendon and nerve procedures
Hyaluronic acid and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections
Electrodiagnostic (EMG) testing
Osteopathic evaluation and manual therapy

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Messerli uses the most conservative and least invasive care possible to help restore his patients to their optimum level of functioning and quality of life. He believes that the patient-doctor relationship is one of partnership and collaboration, and your unique circumstances are considered when recommending treatments. Typically 80-90% of MSK conditions do not require surgery. As Dr. Messerli is not a surgeon, you can have confidence that he will not push you towards unnecessary surgery.
When multiple problems are bothering you, his broad scope of knowledge and expertise can help you sort out the precise diagnosis and prognosis for each condition, determine if they are interrelated, understand the treatment options for each, prioritize the issues and treatments, and act as a "quarterback" to unify your treatment team's approach. He believes that a multi-faceted treatment approach often works best and fastest, and prevents recurrences. Rather than take a myopic focus on a single pain complaint, he evaluates for other relevant conditions that need to be treated to ensure long-term success.
Dr. Messerli is familiar with many of the best rehab specialists in the region and will provide guidance for the rehab team. He knows many of the most effective physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers, yoga and pilates teachers, Feldenkrais practitioners, massage and Hellerwork therapists, chiropractors and craniosacral therapists, acupuncturists and Rolfers, etc. If conservative treatments are inadequate and surgery is a good option, Dr. Messerli collaborates with many of the region's surgeons and will assist in getting you a consultation with the best surgeon for your needs. 

Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine | Athens, OH Cleveland Clinic | Cleveland, OH

Residency

University of Washington, Rehabilitation Medicine | Seattle, WA

Fellowship

EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care | Kirkland, WA

Internship

University of Washington Medical Center | Seattle, WA

Personal Information

My wife and I were raised in Minnesota and received our medical training in Ohio and Washington. My wife is a registered dietitian, marvelous cook and nutrition blogger, and exercise physiologist. We live an active and healthy Pacific Northwest lifestyle. We and our daughter enjoy hiking and camping, mountain and road biking, paddle boarding and kayaking, golf and tennis, downhill and cross-country skiing.

Community Involvement

Dr. Messerli advocates for patient care and access by volunteering on the Health Policy division of the Spine Intervention Society, doing pro bono advocacy work when health insurers attempt to inappropriately limit coverage policies, and consulting with national agencies for the development of evidence-based clinical treatment guidelines and medical imaging appropriate-use criteria.
Dr. Messerli has been a team physician for Crossfire Premier Soccer, the UW lacrosse team, and several high school football teams. He has done volunteer medical coverage for a number of local marathons and endurance races. He has been an ad hoc educator for Safe Kids Eastside, the Northshore School District, and EvergreenHealth community seminars. He has participated with medical missions and research in Ecuador.

Reviews

3
May 25, 2022
Since I had been referred for specific treatment I did not feel Dr. M was vested in resolving my problems - severe post TKA pain.
4
May 13, 2022
Received no information about the benefits/risks of cortisone (or lido) shot.Glossed over my MRI results, and levels of arthritis. (would've been nice to know).Received extra support and respect around mental health.Though to be fair, there was extra support and respect around a potential serious health risk via MRI
5
April 20, 2022
I sing Dr Messerli's praises from the rooftop! He knows what he is doing, I trust him and he is very respectful. I am in so much less pain since I have been seeing him.
5
March 23, 2022
Dr. Messerli is one of the most outstanding doctors I have ever seen for the problems I have been having with arm and neck pain. I would not want to see anyone else. He has provided care that truly has seen me through the worst pain, and given me a whole new lease on life.
5
March 08, 2022
Excellent service!
5
February 14, 2022
Dr Messerli is awesome.
5
February 08, 2022
This doctor is excellent! He found the solution to my pain after over two years of seeing various medical professionals. He has been genuine and truly cared about helping me.
5
February 01, 2022
Dr. Messerli is wonderful.
5
January 26, 2022
Good job.
5
November 24, 2021
Dr. M. is by far one of the best dr.'s I have ever seen -
5
November 10, 2021
Dr. Messerli is amazing and I've referred many people to him.
5
September 27, 2021
I was really impressed with his knowledge and confidence.
5
September 27, 2021
One of the best providers I currently interact with.
5
August 02, 2021
Dr Messerli was very patient and attentive to my concerns. He was sensitive to my pain and made every effort to help and explain my condition and my options.
5
July 26, 2021
Did a thorough exam, listened & came up with great plan.