Nels Dahlgren, MD

Pain Management


University of California, San Diego – School of Medicine, Medical Doctorate
University of California, San Francisco – Anesthesiology Residency
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center – Pain Medicine Fellowship

Board Certification:

Interventional Pain Medicine
Addiction Medicine


Dr. Nels Dahlgren, MD, is an interventional pain medicine physician with over 15 years experience in a vast array of advanced pain management techniques. Specializing in minimally invasive surgeries, Dr. Dahlgren is proficient in spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures, along with pioneering procedures such as the Intracept procedure for lumbar degeneration and Vertiflex for lumbar stenosis, both developed by Boston Scientific.

Dr. Dahlgren’s skill set extends to comprehensive pain medicine procedures, including spine, joint, and nerve injection and ablation, emphasizing ultrasound and X-ray guided interventions and radiofrequency ablation. His clinical interests are focused on the management of cancer pain and end-stage disease pain, demonstrating a commitment to improving the quality of life for patients dealing with chronic conditions.

Board-certified in anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and addiction medicine, Dr. Dahlgren adopts a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to pain management. He is also certified as a SMART Substance Use Recovery Group Leader and in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, underscoring a comprehensive approach to treating pain and addiction. Dr. Dahlgren earned his medical doctorate from the University of California, San Diego – School of Medicine, followed by an anesthesiology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He further advanced his expertise by completing a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. This rigorous education and training have enabled Dr. Dahlgren to provide cutting-edge, compassionate care to those suffering from chronic pain, making him a distinguished figure in the field of pain medicine.

2559 Medical Dr., Suite 3300
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (575) 446-5356