Pain Medicine Located in Tualatin & Newberg, OR

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Founded in 2009, we are a unique and highly-respected private practice focusing on spine and neuropathic pain. Our physicians are recognized leaders in pain management, are active in clinical research, and are sought out for teaching on a national level.

We create personalized treatment plans to diagnose your condition and improve your quality of life without the use of opiate medications or traditional spine surgery.

Why Choose Spinal Diagnostics

We take the time to understand our patient’s needs and history in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
We relieve pain without the use of narcotic medications or invasive surgery.
We offer both clinic and surgery centers in-house at our Tualatin location.
We have same-week appointments.
We offer intervention at several locations depending on insurance requirements.
We offer the latest technology in pain management.
Our providers offer extended appointment times compared to other pain practices, allowing us to actively listen to your story and collaborate on informed decisions.
Our Pain Management Procedures

Get Your

Mobility Back

The first step in pain management is correctly diagnosing your condition.

We offer in-office testing and provide referrals to imaging centers and diagnostic facilities when needed to determine your exact diagnosis.

Our non-narcotic pain management approach is designed to help you find relief from your pain without relying on addictive medications.

Our approach to back and neck pain management is comprehensive and includes a variety of treatments to address your unique needs.

In addition to conservative options like physical therapy and at-home care, our team offers:

Facet joint injections
Epidural steroid injections
Sacroiliac joint injections
Radiofrequency neuroablation
Selective nerve root blocks
Spinal cord stimulation
Minimally invasive surgery
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Telehealth Services

We offer telehealth for spinal care in Oregon, DEPENDING ON YOUR INSURANCE requirements

Telehealth — or telemedicine — is a healthcare solution that allows you to meet with your doctor virtually instead of going to the office.

A healthier, happier journey


Non-narcotic medications, also known as non-opioid medications, can be highly beneficial for managing pain without the risk of addiction and dependence that comes with opioid medications.

Through our multidisciplinary approach we can help you regain function and quality of life.

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Minimally Invasive SPINAL Procedures

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Minimally invasive procedures are revolutionizing the field of pain management. It allows doctors to diagnose and treat pain conditions with less pain, less downtime, and fewer risks than traditional surgery. Other benefits of minimally invasive procedures can be:

Reduced pain and discomfort
Faster recovery
Lower risk of complications
Outpatient procedure
Minimal scarring
Improved accuracy
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Don’t Let PTSD

Control Your Life

We understand the unique challenges that trauma survivors face when it comes to managing pain and emotional distress. That’s why we offer a specialized approach to pain management that addresses the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of trauma-related pain.

We take a holistic approach to care, addressing the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of trauma-related pain. We believe that by treating the whole person, we can help our patients achieve better outcomes and improve their quality of life.

Get Back To The Things You Enjoy The Most

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Don’t let a workplace injury

slow you down

Our pain management approach to workplace injuries is designed to help you get back to work as soon as possible while managing your pain and minimizing your risk of future injury.

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Diagnostic Testing

To evaluate your condition

To determine if you’re a candidate for pain management treatments, the team completes a thorough evaluation and physical exam, including X-rays and an MRI, if needed, to determine your diagnosis and options.

The team often recommends conservative measures before progressing to minimally invasive procedures or surgery.



Dr. Anderson is very knowledgeable and spent time listening to all I had to say about my medical history and problem. He diagnosed the procedure I needed and performed it so I had a very successful outcome.

G. E.

Margaret Baker is AWESOME. Very friendly and informative. From the first moment I arrived, I felt heard and validated. She took time to go through all the information and tests with me, and I know my care will be great

E. R.

Dr. Heros is outstanding and extremely knowledgeable in pain management. Great place to go to improve your health.



Asked Questions

What spine conditions do you treat?

We treat various spine conditions involving back, neck, nerve, and pelvic pain. We also treat other conditions, such as failed surgery syndrome, leg pain, headaches, pelvic pain, and peripheral vascular disease.

How do I schedule an appointment with Spinal Diagnostics?

You can use our online request an appointment feature to schedule an in-person or virtual visit.

What is the MILD procedure, and how does it work?

The MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) procedure is a minimally invasive surgery used to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves in the lower back.

The procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete and is performed as an outpatient procedure. The MILD procedure has been shown to provide significant relief for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. This common condition causes a narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the nerves.

What is Vertiflex, and how does it work?

Vertiflex is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves the insertion of small, titanium alloy spacers between the spinous processes in the lower back.

The spacers help to alleviate pressure on the nerves in the spinal canal, reducing the symptoms associated with lumbar spinal stenosis. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and typically takes less than an hour to complete.

What are some common pain management procedures, and how do they work?

Radiofrequency neurotomy (neuroablation): This minimally invasive procedure involves using heat generated by radio waves to destroy nerves causing pain. This is often used to treat chronic pain in the neck, back, or joints.

Nerve root blocks: This procedure involves injecting a steroid medication into the space around the spinal nerves to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. This is often used to treat sciatica, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.

Facet joint injections: This procedure involves injecting a steroid medication into the joints of the spine to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. This is often used to treat pain caused by arthritis or injury.

Pulsed radiofrequency for spinal issues: This procedure involves using an electrical current to stimulate the nerves in the spine, which can help to reduce pain caused by conditions such as chronic back pain, sciatica, or neuropathy.

What diagnostic tests are used for spine conditions?

Diagnostic tests that may be used to diagnose spine conditions include X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, CT myelograms, discograms with post-discogram CT, and EMG/NCV studies.

What are the advantages of using non-narcotic medications for spinal conditions?

Non-narcotic medications offer several advantages over narcotic medications when it comes to treating spinal conditions. These medications have a lower risk of addiction and dependence, and they are generally safer to use. 

Non-narcotic medications also have fewer side effects and are less likely to cause drowsiness or impaired driving conditions. They can be effective in treating mild to moderate pain and can be used in combination with other treatments, such as physical therapy or chiropractic care.

What are non-narcotic medications for spinal conditions?

Non-narcotic medications are drugs that can be used to treat spinal conditions without the risk of addiction or dependence. These medications include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, muscle relaxants, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants. 

How does Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) therapy work for people diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Stellate Ganglion Block (SBG) is a minimally invasive procedure that addresses the malfunctioning of nerves in the stellate ganglion, which can lead to PTSD.

This can reset parts of the brain that control the fight or flight response, resulting in long-term relief of anxiety symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI). Malfunctioning of the nerves in the stellate ganglion can lead to PTSD, and injecting local anesthetic around these nerves resets them, similar to resetting a computer. 

SGB is a purely medical procedure, quick-acting, and only requires one or two clinic visits. It has been used successfully in the US military to help thousands of service members with PTSD symptoms. A 2019 clinical trial provided "gold standard" evidence of its effectiveness.

What are Neuromodulation therapies?

Neuromodulation therapies are medical procedures that use electrical stimulation to block pain signals from reaching the brain. Several types of neuromodulation therapies include DRG stimulation (Dorsal Root Ganglion), spinal cord stimulation, and occipital nerve stimulation.

What is DRG stimulation therapy?

DRG stimulation therapy is a new type of neurostimulation therapy designed to manage chronic pain in specific areas of the lower body, like the foot, knee, hip, or groin. It works by using a small device implanted in the body that sends mild electrical pulses through thin insulated wires to the dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) along the spinal column. 

DRGs associated with different body areas can be targeted where isolated chronic pain in the lower parts of the body occurs.

What is spinal cord stimulation therapy?

Spinal cord stimulation therapy involves implanting a device under the skin that sends electrical impulses to the spinal cord to block pain signals from reaching the brain. It is used to treat chronic pain in the back, legs, and arms.

What is occipital nerve stimulation therapy?

Occipital nerve stimulation therapy is a type of neuromodulation therapy that involves implanting a device under the skin that sends electrical impulses to the occipital nerves at the back of the head. It is used to treat chronic headaches, including migraines.

What conditions can be treated with neuromodulation therapies?

Neuromodulation therapies can treat various chronic pain conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), pelvic pain, groin neuralgia, extremity pain, and other nerve pain

These therapies may be an option for those who have received little or no relief from traditional neurostimulation, surgery, pain medications, nerve blocks, or other pain management therapies. However, it is important to consult a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

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Our Locations


6464 SW Borland Road
Suite A-2
Tualatin, OR 97062
Tel: 503-885-1515
Fax: (503)-885-1520

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1000 SW Providence Dr
Suite 320
Newberg, OR 97132
Tel: 503-683-7457
Fax: (503)-885-1520

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