Helping patients alleviate pain and achieve optimal functioning through a combination of interventional procedures, neuro-modulation, regenerative medicine, rehabilitation and pharmacologic means without chronic opioid use.

Dr. Nixon joined EMA as an interventional spine and musculoskeletal physician in August of 2023. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University in New Orleans and Fellowship training through Swedish Neuroscience Center in Seattle focusing on the diagnosis and non-surgical management of the spine.

Treatments offered focus upon minimally invasive procedures utilizing ultrasound and fluoroscopy to treat disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system as well as a comprehensive rehabilitation approach including therapy prescription, medications when needed, and patient education. He also has a passion for spine fractures and specializes in vertebral augmentation in the spine due to painful compression fractures.

Dr. Nixon’s ultimate goal is to engage and participate in the healing and rehabilitation process by educating and providing patients with a well informed understanding of their disease process, guiding management decisions, and encouraging patients to play an active role in their return to a more functional and active lifestyle.

Medical School:

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, (2014-2018) Glendale, Arizona


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic Medicine


LSU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2018-2022) New Orleans, Louisiana

Fellowship Training:

Interventional Spine, Swedish Neuroscience Center, (2022-2023) Seattle, Washington

Board Certifications:

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic Medicine – Board Eligible

Special Procedures:

Interventional Fluoroscopic Procedures

Vertebral augmentation (Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty)

Facet joint injections (Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar (C-T-L)

Medial branch blocks and Radiofrequency Ablation/Neurotomy (C-T-L)

Epidural steroid injections (Caudal, C-T-L Interlaminar, and C-T-L Transforaminal)

Sacroiliac joint injection and ablations

Intra-articular hip joint injections

Spinal cord stimulation

Ultrasound Guided Injections







Sacroiliac Joints

Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography

Dr. Nixon has office hours at the following locations:

Tacoma – Main office