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Your Utah Pain Management Specialist

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Michael J. Jaffe, MD.

Michael J. Jaffe MD is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts medical school and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at NYU and at the University of Utah He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Pain Medicine. 


He worked over 20 years at the Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic, is the former President of The Utah Academy of Pain Medicine and is a proud member of the Interventional Spine and Pain Management team. 


His clinical interests include acute and chronic back pain, sciatica, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, neck pain, peripheral nerve injuries, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, knee pain and tendinitis. He is a master diagnostician.


He incorporates therapeutic exercise, medications, injections, surgical options and lifestyle modifications into his treatment plans. He excels in fluoroscopic guided spinal interventions including epidural steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation. 


He is proficient in ultrasound guided musculoskeletal injections into joints, bursa and soft tissues. 



Comments from patients:

He is "my favorite human.”


“You honor your patients with your humanity, kindness, your presence. In return, we happily honor you for being the true gentleman that you were from the start, the doctor/the friend we have learned to trust and believe in. You are a kind, gentle, amazing soul who is a son, brother, husband, father, sportsman, music lover and so much more”


His “plant-based diet recommendations gave me so much more energy and cured my constipation.” K.C. 

"He actually listens to you.”


“My love and respect for you runs deeper than a medical need. You have always shown true concern and affection for me since our very first meeting even when I was behaving in an unbecoming manner. You took it in stride. My respect for you is genuinely greater than for any other medical professional and honestly for many people I call friends. From the very being of our relationship you have given me that same love and respect.”



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