Nicholas Scott, MD

Pain Doctor


  • Interventional Pain Physician
  • Fellowship Trained, Board Certified PM&R
  • Sub-Speciality Board Certified Pain Medicine

Scottsdale Pain Management Doctor Nicholas Scott

Dr. Nicholas Scott is double board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine. Even from a young age, Dr. Scott demonstrated the leadership and competence that he brings to his work as a pain doctor today. He earned his black belt in judo, completed his Eagle Scout requirements, and was the captain of his high school’s championship wrestling team.  These accomplishments were just the beginning of this pain doctor’s journey to the Scottsdale office of Arizona Pain Specialists.

Dr. Nicholas Scott: Education, research, and experience

Dr. Nicholas Scott began his academic career at the University of California Davis, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree before earning his doctorate at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a residency with the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and earned his pain doctor certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern’s department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Scott completed his initial education with a fellowship in pain management at the same ACGME-accredited University of Texas Southwestern.

At university, Dr. Nicholas Scott’s leadership and excellence was recognized with a spot on the dean’s honor list, a Medical School Trustee’s scholarship, and a Regent’s scholarship. He was named the PM&R Medical Student of the Year in 2006 and 2007.

Dr. Scott’s research and presentations have been highly regarded by his peers. In his publications, Dr. Scott has examined causes and treatments of epilepsy and neuropathic pain, among other subjects. He has also presented work on pain treatment options, such as lateral branch radiofrequency denervation for sacroiliac joint pain and interlaminar versus transforaminal epidural injections for the treatment of symptomatic lumbar intervertebral disc herniations.  As a comprehensive pain doctor, Dr. Nicholas Scott has also investigated the effects of the chronic use of opioids on the endocrine system to better inform his pain management practices.

Dr. Nicholas Scott’s work in the department of neurological surgery in Davis, California and as a post-graduate researcher in the UC Davis School of Medicine continue to influence his work as a pain doctor. Dr. Scott specializes in treatments that focus on the total well-being of a patient, taking into consideration the balance between short-term relief and long-term pain management.

Dr. Nicholas Scott’s work in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona communities

Dr. Scott works in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona offices of Arizona Pain Specialists. He brings with him a spirit of volunteerism that is crucial to developing a positive community. Much like his fellow pain doctors, Dr. Scott has volunteered on medical missions to the Dominican Republic, bringing care to those in need. Dr. Scott has been a volunteer at the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon as well as an annual volunteer for the Florida Keys and Tamiami health fairs.

Wherever he goes, Dr. Nicholas Scott is a pain doctor who brings a spirit of leadership and excellence into everything he does.

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9787 N 91st Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: 480-630-0173

Hours: Mon-Fri | 8am-5pm

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