Dr. Geoffrey Tyson

Pain Management
Mountlake Terrace, WA
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mountlake Terrace, WA

Address

6808 220th Street S.W., Suite 201, Mountlake Terrace, WA
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About

Bio

Our pain management practice employs the latest procedures in medical science to provide the most effective treatments for managing chronic pain. Our goal is to restore and maintain the highest level of well-being for our patients by listening and responding with empathy and respect.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Washington

Doctor Q&A

281 Answers
296 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Confirm diagnosis: There are many causes of headaches that can be mistakenly labeled "migraines". First make sure that the diagnosis has been confirmed by a neurologist ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Not for long: The best way to deal with kidney stone pain is by treating the kidney stone. Lithotripsy is one such treatment. Acute pain from a kidney stone can eff... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
No: Taking low dose Aspirin probably wouldn't decrease your hematocrit, but why would you want to decrease your hematocrit?
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A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
See doctor: You have enough going on that may or may not be connected that i would go see your primary care physician.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Unknown: I am not aware of any case reports of deaths from only metaxalone. In general, muscle relaxants like Metaxalone can cause sedation which can, when com... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Probably nothing bad: This doesn't sound too serious but i would go see your primary care doctor anyway just to be sure. He or she can take a complete history and do a good... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Depends: If you took 20 600 mg Ibuprofen doses over a week or two then there most likely wouldn't be any long term effects. If you are talking about taking 20 ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Detox: The fastest way would be an inpatient detox. Another possibility is to find a doctor who prescribes Buprenorphine and switch to Buprenorphine and then... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Not usually related: They aren't usually related but if your strep throat is a secondary infection from a generalized viral infection you might have muscle aches including... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes: Yes. That shouldn't cause any problems. Just make sure you take them as prescribed. More than 8 of the 50 mg tramadol tablets per day can cause grand ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Depends: A drugs clearance depends on a number of factors. Generally speaking, with normal kidney and liver function both valium and Norflex (orphenadrine) sho... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
No.: Percocet is already an "immediate release" opiate so there shouldn't be any significant difference in onset time. Crushing long acting medications to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Long list of causes: There is a very long list of potential causes for the symptoms you describe, some of them quite serious. You should get i immediately and be checked b... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Maybe: She should see a good md ophthamologist for an assessment. Is she is still young she might be a candidate for strabismus surgery to improve her "cross... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Perhaps not scabies: If you have been treating yourself then get in to see a doctor. If your doctor has been treating you and it hasn't cleared up it may not be scabies. A... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Probably: I am not aware of any adverse drug drug interactions between the two. The bigger question in my mind is why do you have pleurisy. If you haven't been ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
SCS possibility: If it is pain with numbness you might be a candidate for a spinal cord stimulation system (scs).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Treat symptoms: Tramadol is an opiate just like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, Methadone and heroin. It is a weak opiate but can have withdrawal symptoms just like... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Probably normal: That is probably normal. If it us accompanied by pain i would see your regular doctor.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Possibly: That might be a fracture. You should probably get into see your doctor for examination and a possible chest x-ray. That could be from other more serio... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
See doctor: Too little information to answer this question. Could be something serious. See your doctor.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Prednisone is generic: Prednisone is a generic drug. It has lots of bad side effects when used chronically. The best bet is to talk to your primary care doctor or pulmonolog... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Possibly: Depression can make a lot of pain conditions worse. I would get in to see your primary care doctor or a good pain management doctor.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
50% in a lifetime: The answer appears to be about 50% if you are lucky enough to live long enough.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
See doctor: Could be a kidney infection or a long list of other problems. See your doctor who will take a history, examine you, and order any appropriate tests.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Not usually: I am not aware of an association between fatty liver and low back pain. You should probably see your doctor.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Get in to see doctor: He may have an infection so he should be seen immediately. It may also be some form of arthritis but infection needs to be considered first.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Lots of options: There are a lot of different tens machines on the market and each manufacturer will tell you why their machine is better than all the rest. I have bee... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Probably not: Pudendal nerve entrapment is unlikely to be effectively treated using an inversion table although the nerve pain might feel better temporarily while i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
No.: Percocet is oxycodone compounded with acetaminophen.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
No.: I know of no association between Percocet and jock itch.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes: The two medications should not cause any significant interactions. Methadone, when misused, however, can be fatal so make sure you are taking it as pr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Now: You should err on the side of caution and get in for a checkup right now.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Long time: Methadone is very fat soluble and stays in your fatty tissue for a long time. If you have been taking it chronically then it may still there is a good... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Either might work: Both of these are nsaids and either one might work. I would try both and pick the one that works better for you.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Possibly: Possibly although chronic use of nsaids like Naproxen can lead to intestinal bleeding problems and kidney failure. You should discuss this with your d... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
See your doctor: Your doctor may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and possible arthroscopic surgery if your symptoms persist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Need more info: What you described this a fairly general set of symptoms. You need to get in to see her primary care physician for a good evaluation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Best for migraines: It is approved for preventing migraine headaches. I would see your doctor for recommendations.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities that could cause thise types of symptoms. It could be your gallbladder related to eating fatty foods for dinner. I would ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Maybe: This may or may not be normal. You should see your doctor to be sure.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
See a rheumatologist: This could be any one of a number of different conditions. The most appropriate specialist for you to see to start with would be a rheumatologist.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Treatable but no cure: The first thing you want to do is make sure that the diagnosis is correct. There are a number of different types of headaches some of which are more t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
See a doctor: There are a number of things that can cause headaches like your describe, some of them quite serious and life threatening. You should start with a goo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Not enough info: A lot of different things can cause what you describe. I would recommend a good evaluation from a family medicine doctor to start.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Depends: Grapefruit juice inhibits the enzyme that helps clear tramadol from your blood which can result in higher tramadol levels. Since tramadol in higher do... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes.: Yes but you should use caution with both drugs and make sure that you are taking them under medical supervision. Long term use of Ibuprofen can cause ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Pain and rash: Shingles is usually characterized by a painful rash that develops in a limited are of the body on one side. The rash usually blisters and then goes aw... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Many possibilities: The symptoms you describe suggest a significant problem with your blood's clotting mechanisms. You should get in to see your doctor immediately for an... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 41 years experience
Abuse treatment: The treatment plan for someone potentially suffering from addiction needs to start with a high quality assessment best done by a physician certified i... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Jul 27, 2013
He is the best. Makes me feel he is there to help me and when I hurt & Dr. Tyson is trying everything to help me I can see his frustration and like he is hurting right along with me. I will never go...Read More
HealthTap member
Aug 26, 2012
Awesome doc. Listens to patient's issues and does thorough evaluation. Open to multiple/alternative treatment options. Highly recommended - Puget Sound area.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tyson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Wow! Thank you for offering a different solution. I am 37yrs old and want to be able to enjoy life with my 2yr old son without being sedated by meds or exhausted from pain. hopefully this will allow t...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank u this was very helpful! I have booked in for a blood test tomorrow and we will be able to identify the problem!
HealthTap member
Yes I have been checked by a doctor said my backs so that he asked how I can manage I need pain meds it's costing my job I Need right docter

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine PA
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Duke University Medical Center

Residency

Swedish Medical Center

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Seattle, WA - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, Washington - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, Washington - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Society of Anesthesiologists
International Spine Intervention Society
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