Edward A. Nash, M.D.

Training Profile

Dr. Nash is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been practicing medicine after earning his doctorate degree from the University of Texas-Houston in 2002. After completion of an internship in Internal Medicine, from the University of Texas-Houston, he received specialty training from the prestigious allied Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas-Houston Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Nash is a Houston native with deep roots in the community that provides non-operative, personalized treatment options to patients suffering with acute and chronic pain. Dr. Nash strives to provide compassionate care which begins with listening to the patient.

“I enjoy helping the patient focus and understand in order to take control of their health.” Dr. Nash listens to his patients and works with them to develop a customized course of treatment. This may include one or several non-surgical treatments, such as oral and topical medications, ultrasound guided injections as opposed to unguided blind injections, fluoroscopic guided injections done in the outpatient surgical setting, pharmacogenetic testing, advanced diagnostic blood testing, regenerative medicine injections, platelet rich plasma injections, prolotherapy, assistive devices such as braces, heat therapeutic exercise, cold therapy, massage and directed physical or occupational therapy. Finally, Dr. Nash strongly believes in patient education and involvement with their care, including preventative medicine and for post-injury recovery.

Physiatrists see patients experiencing a wide range of problems – from sore shoulders to muscle weakness – that may make it difficult to function at home, in the workplace or during recreational activities. Dr. Nash will use techniques ranging from detailed medical histories and examination to specialized nerve conduction studies and ultrasound to diagnose a multitude of medical conditions. When evaluating patients, he considers the impact of their condition on the whole person – not only medically but emotionally and vocally. Sometimes surgery is necessary, and Dr. Nash will work with patients and their surgeons beforehand, and coordinate their care afterward. Dr. Nash believes patients can achieve a successful recovery by working with other physicians, such as internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, rheumatology, and orthopedic surgeons.


Dr. Nash grew up in Northwest Houston, attended Klein High School and swam for The Woodlands Swim Team. After clocking the 10th fastest 200 yard breastroke in 1993, he was offered a scholarship at The University of Tennessee, an NCAA Division I top 10 swimming program. Despite the excitement of competition at the highest level, he chose to focus on academics in hopes of attending medical school. He transferred to Texas A&M University, where he graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Biology and History, and a minor in Chemistry.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas-Houston. Dr. Nash was accepted to the prestigious Baylor-University of Texas Allied Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program. The first year known as internship, was spent working in the Internal Medicine Department. The next three years he honed his skills working with many world-renowned professors. Following residency training, Dr. Nash joined KSF Orthopedic Center, where he became a partner and worked for 12 years. In 2007, Dr. Nash became board certified by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2018, he started Progressive Pain and Rehabilitation, to allow him to further customize and provide the best possible treatment for his patients. Dr. Nash enjoys swimming, surfing and backpacking.


  • Texas Super Doctors 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Living Magazines People’s Choice Award:  Best Regenerative Medicine 2020, 2021
  • Living Magazines People’s Choice Award:  Best Pain Management 2021
  • Texas Rising Stars 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016
  • Top 10 Doctor – Houston 2014
  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors 2013
  • Patients Choice Award 2010
  • Doctor’s Choice 2011


  • American Academy of PMR
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Interventional Pain

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine