Your quality of life matters. We're here to help.

We've been in practice for 15 years, focused on our calling: treating pain with the highest level of patient care.
Our mission is to offer compassionate, individualized, and comprehensive pain management to improve and restore quality of life to every patient we treat.
A Higher Standard of Patient Care

About Our Clinic

Experienced and compassionate doctors

Meet Our Team

John East, D.O.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Interventional Pain Medicine

John East, DO is the owner of Addison Pain & Regenerative Medicine and board certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine. Dr. East is a graduate of UNT's College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency at UT Southwestern. He has over 15 years of experience in interventional pain management. As a leader in his field, Dr. East continues to offer innovative treatment solutions for his patients, such as regenerative medicine. His passion for spine injuries extends beyond the clinic; Dr. East has been recognized by D CEO with an Excellence in Healthcare Award for his patented spinal injection training device, the AsTris 1.0 by BioTras.

Christopher Hess, M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Meet Christopher A. Hess, MD - He is a Harvard-trained, board certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Specialist. Dr. Hess has over 10 years of medical experience in a number of leadership roles. He obtained his Medical degree at the Indiana University prior to attending Harvard Anesthesia Residency and Pain Management Fellowship programs in Boston, Massachusetts at the prestigious Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Hess’ special interests include headaches and neuro-modulation of the spine using spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation technology. Additionally, Dr. Hess uses Regenerative Medicine treatment measures to treat a variety of orthopedic and spine conditions.

Sylvia Flores-Bugarin, F.N.P.-C.

Nurse Practitioner

Sylvia Flores-Bugarin, F.N.P.-C. is an accomplished practitioner who has been on the Addison Pain team since 2013. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker College, and her Family Nurse Practitioner Master's degree from Samford University. This unique training combined with eighteen years of experience allows Sylvia to incorporate the benefits traditional measures with (CAM) complimentary and alternative medicine. Sylvia continues to work collaboratively with fellow chiropractors to provide holistic, balanced, and deeply compassionate care for her patients. Additionally, she has experience treating patients with Regenerative Medicine solutions.

Alaena Grable, F.N.P.-C.

Nurse Practitioner

Alaena Grable, F.N.P.-C. is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with ten years of nursing experience. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner Master's degree at UT Arlington and has been working with the Addison Pain team since 2015. Alaena practices medicine utilizing a holistic approach - keeping an eye on the whole health of the patient instead of only managing symptoms. She encourages conservative care and lifestyle modifications to improve overall function and quality of life.


Support for Michelle!

Our clinic's Chief Nursing Officer, Michelle, has IgA nephropathy and the disease has taken her down a path towards a kidney transplant. Please join us in supporting Michelle & her kidney donor by wearing shirts to promote being fearless & trusting in our faith.
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Patient Testimonials

  • I have complete trust in Addison Pain Management.  Two years ago I was hospitalized with severe back pain.  I went through physical therapy, but Dr. Knutson and his amazing staff got me walking again.  They made sure I was ready for the long days of teaching and could hold my new grandchild.  I live in Bedford, but they are worth the drive.  Thank you is not enough for my sincere appreciation.
  • I've been coming here for about a year due to various spinal issues.  The office looks great, the staff is always friendly, and the doctors are some of the best I've ever met in my life.  If you have ANY issues with pain, whatever the source, these guys are worth going out of your way for (though they're right off Dallas North Tollway, so you may not need to go out of your way at all).
  • I truly appreciate each and every person who works here, from the receptionist to the nurses to the doctors. I herniated two discs in November (L4-S1) in the same spot that I had back surgery 5 years ago. I staggered into the waiting room and could only lay on the floor, in so much pain I could barely breath, much less converse. Sylvia and her entire staff were kind, sweet, patient and caring. I agree with the previous reviewer- I have never had a doctor willing to call me as a follow up. I went through three rounds of steroid shots, as well as a rhizotomy, and each time she called both before AND after! She could have simply dumped some pain meds into me and scheduled a back surgery; instead, she looked my wife dead in the eye (I was still on the floor) and said something to the effect of "we will do surgery when we have no other options left." A doctor willing to do anything for a patient besides send them to a hospital for $$$$ is A+++ in my book.
  • I love this place. I have received nothing but compassion from every single doctor, staff, and surgical staff. They are the best in the business in my opinion. I've been coming here for 6 months and have zero issues. I seriously love this place and it has finally, after years of pain, significantly improved my back pain as well as cervical. Way to go APM!
  • I've been going to pain management clinics/orthopedic and spine surgeons for roughly 10 years. I've been to maybe 10-20 from Houston, to Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. Addison Pain Management was the best experience of customer service and genuine care for my recovery I've ever experienced, even fresh off a couple of harsh spinal surgeries. The doctor I saw gave me multiple solutions on what my next steps could be, and even went over possible payment methods and ways to go around having to pay a ton of money for rounds of injections. I almost gave up on trying to find a good doctor and almost didn't go in to this appt because so many doctors look at my file and are quick to throw a RX at me and not try different alternatives for PAIN MANAGEMENT ! She talked with me for about 40 min and adjusted my back/ribs and told me she would personally call to check on me in a few days. Even the ladies at the front were amazing. All very friendly. I see myself coming here for a long time. I would recommend EVERYONE to at least try this place once.
  • Great pain management office. The nurses and doctors are VERY attentive to how the patient feels. I'm only 20 years old and have full arthritis in both knees. Dr. Sylvia put me through and recommended the same exact procedures she went through to help dull my pain and get me back into better shape. Dr. Sylvia is also the only doctor I've ever had that has called me to see how I was after a procedure. I've never met medical professionals like this lot. I highly recommend you see them! Thank you, guys
  • To say they care is an understatement! This is by far the best facility and doctor office I have ever been to. The wait isn't long but even if it is, the level of care that they provide is worth it. I have gone here for terrible migraines that I've suffered over a decade with and recently a pretty bad injury that has caused me to not work. I trust them completely, they even personally follow up with you to ensure you are doing well. I cant go on enough about this place! Don't waste your money or time anywhere else!
  • Best staff, best doctors. Very caring. I never have to wait very long, always a reasonable wait. They do what they say they will do, unlike a lot of doctor's offices I've been to, when they say they will call in your prescription they do it that day, not a day later. I've told buddies of mine that have had injuries and chronic pain to come here. I've never been to a doctor's office where I'm treated this well, I'm a person not a number here. Love everyone at Addison Pain Management. They have help me more than surgeons I've seen.
  • I've gone to Dr. East since 2007 with great results. He truly cares about his patients and I recognize the positive impact his skills have on the quality of my life. The staff exhibits the same level of professionalism and caring.