Honors, Awards, etc.
2021 Seattle Magazine "Top Doctors"
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Sports Medicine
Dr. Douglas Burns is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions and sports injuries, utilizing the most up-to-date diagnostics (exam, radiology, laboratory, consultations) and leading edge/evidence-based treatments (medications, therapy, injections, surgery). He coordinates care among a broad spectrum of health professionals, including chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists along with physical, occupational and speech therapists.
Dr. Burns has experience in both hospital and private practice medicine focusing on musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic diagnosis and treatment. He developed the interventional spine department at the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center before relocating to the Seattle area to complete additional training in interventional pain procedures. He has performed more than 10,000 spinal procedures including the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine. At EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care, Dr. Burns splits his practice between clinical diagnosis and treatment and interventional pain procedures.
Dr. Burns has given several local, national and international presentations on spine pain related topics and has taught many interventional pain technique courses. He has also been involved in clinical research relating to the field of spinal interventional procedures, and in teaching physical medicine and rehabilitation residents as well as pain fellows from the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Evaluation and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions and sports injuries.
Interventional procedures including:
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar interlaminar epidurals
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar transforaminal epidurals
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar Zygapophysial joint injections
Atlanto-occipital and lateral atlanto-axial joint injections
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar medial branch blocks
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy
Sacroiliac joint injections
Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency neurotomy
Stellate ganglion and lumbar sympathetic blocks and lumbar provocation discography
Philosophy of Care
My overall goal is to maximize your pain reduction and functional improvement through thorough evaluation and use of all available treatment methods.
Year began practicing:
University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, WA
University of Washington, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Seattle, WA
Washington Interventional Spine Associates (interventional pain) | Kirkland, WA