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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson

Pain Management
Mountlake Terrace, WA
40 years experience male

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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.

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Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Washington

Doctor Q&A

281 Answers
296 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Get tested: The only way to tell for sure would be to get a serum pregnancy test. I would get in to see your regular doctor to have that done and to be checked ou... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
See your lung doctor: That sounds like could be serious. I would get back in to see your lung doctor for reevaluation.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Maybe: If those symptoms persist then you should see your doctor as there are a lot of other possibilities, some of them serious., .
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Many things: There are many things that can cause the pain you describe. Your best bet is to see your doctor for a good examination.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Maybe: Maybe. It depends on where the stitches are and how long they have been in. I would ask your doctor question.
A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Helps pain: The opiate class of medications can reduce pain in some types of arthritis. Best you be evaluated by a rheumatologist who can prescribe the best medic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Probably not: Sounds like two separate problems. See your primary care doctor.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
See doctor: There are a long list of things that can cause constant back pain. You need to go see your doctor for an examination.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
See a doctor now: He should be evaluated by a good neurologist immediately. The primary concern is that he might be about to have a massive stroke.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Sounds viral: Based on what you're saying it sounds like a viral infection but i would get in to see your primary care physician to get checked out just to be sure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Potentially: That depends on the type of patch. Fentanyl patches if misused can be fatal.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Possibly: Any of the opiates like ms contin (morphine) can slow gut mobility so conceivably cause the symptoms you describe although in many years of prescribin... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
See a doctor: This sounds like it could be an infection or the initial presentation of something like rheumatoid arthritis. You should see a doctor right away.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Probably not: Tramadol itself isn't usually associated with weight gain that I am aware however if you have a chronic pain problem you may be more sedentary and gai... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Varies: The answer varies from one patient to the next. You might want to go see a doctor experienced with Buprenorphine prescribing. Buprenorphine tapers can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Many pain symptoms: We try to identify through precise injections of local anesthetics exactly where the pain is coming from (you can't see pain on any imaging studies li... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Possibly: The can both cause sedation and should only be taken together under medical supervision.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Possible arthritis: I would suggest you get in to see your regular doctor or a rheumatologist for an assessment.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Probably not fatal!: There are a lot of causes of low back pain. If this has persisted for more than a day or two you should probably go see your doctor. The list of possi... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Not sure.: Sounds like he was changing the subject because he didn't have an answer for you on your pain question. You should find you way to a good pain managem... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Several possibilites: There are a number of potential causes for that type of symptom, some of them quite serious. I would go in for a checkup with a good physician.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Several weeks: It sounds like you are still experiencing some withdrawal symptoms which can last a few weeks. I they last longer than that talk to your doctor about ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Probably nothing bad: That doesn't sound like it is likely anything too serious but should probably be checked out anyway. There are some relatively rare neurological condi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Go see a doctor now: If you haven't yet been evaluated then you should get in for an evaluation immediately. What you describe could be a number of things, some of which a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Get 2nd opinion: Not sure who told you they were migraines but frequently other types of headaches are misdiagnosed as migraines. If you haven't already, i would get o... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
See your provider: With the pain associated with movement of the abdominal wall it is probably musculoskeletal pain but you should be seen to rule out other more serious... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Treat and refer: They would probably treat any acute pain and refer you either to a hospital er or a neurologist for further evaluation if they didn't feel there was a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Could be many things: If it has been there a while you should get in to see your primary care physician who will take a good history and do an examination. It could be any ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Rest and OTC meds: Rest and otc pain medications such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
See your doctor: This could be any other number of things. You should see your doctor for a good check up.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Low but not zero: Chances are small but not zero. Contact your doctor for follow-up.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
No "Cure": What you are probably referring to is the physical withdrawal associated with chronic use of opiates. Which Codeine may make the withdrawal symptoms g... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Depends: The appropriate pain medication for you should be based on an individual assessment by your doctor. There isn't any one answer for your question. You ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
See doctor: A trip to your primary care provider is indicated. It could be lots of different things.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Something else: Most likely those symptoms are something else. I would get in to see your primary care doctor for a checkup.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
See Pain Doctor: During a CABG the chest wall is spread to get access to the heart. It is possible that the intercostal nerves were damaged which could lead to a persi... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
New onset back pain: If the pain has been there for several weeks you should see a good primary care provider to have a full history taken and a good physical examination.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Benzocaine: Topical preparations that contain Benzocaine (an ester-type local anesthetic) are probably the most effective "anesthetics". If you mean "analgesics" ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Death: The answer depends on the type of pain pill. Over the counter pills such as Ibuprofen (motrin), naprosyn (naproxen) and Acetaminophen (tylenol) and ca... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Most likely: The brain's and body's ability to repair itself never ceases to amaze me. If you had a significant addiction problem or abused drugs early in your lif... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Tooth ache treatment: Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen might reduce the pain somewhat but the definitive treatment should be to see a dentist and treat the underlying cause. Over... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain from cavity: Pain after a cavity is filled shouldn't be severe. There might be some gum irritation for a day or two that would probably respond to over the counter... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Yes: Yes. Any head injury where there is the remotest suspicion for possible bleeding should be evaluated immediately in an emergency room or other appropr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Yes: Suboxone and Xanax (alprazolam) are drugs in the opiate and benzodiazepine class of medications respectively, both of which can cause physical depende... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
There shouldn't be..: One pill of panadol (acetaminophen) a day shouldn't cause ay side effects.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Chronic back pain: Schedule an appointment with a pain management specialist who is a member of the american society of intervention pain physicians (asipp) or internati... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Addiction: He should get an evaluation from a physician who is certified in addiction medicine by the american society of addiction medicine, and follow the trea... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Maybe: Topamax (topiramate) can be used in combination therapy with other pain medications. Treatment should be done by a qualified pain management specialis... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Differnt injections: Trigger point therapy involves injecting local anesthetic drugs sometimes combined with steroids into muscle groups that are in spasm. Prolotherapy in... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", ... 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!
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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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