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John S. Michels, MD

located in Dallas, TX

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 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 every year since 2017; has been honored with the Vitals Compassionate Doctor, Patients Choice, and On-Time Doctor Awards; is on the Healthgrades Honor Roll; and has been named one of the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine every year since 2019.

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, kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation

Major Insurances Accepted

We accept all insurance except Medicaid, Workers Comp, or Personal Injury. If you have any questions regarding insurance, please give our office a call.

Aetna Medicare
Blue Advantage HMO Exchange
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Galaxy Health Network
HealthSmart PPO
Humana Choice Care
United Health Care