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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Elbow Injection
  • Epidural Blood Patch
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Genicular Nerve Block
  • Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Medical Management of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment for Joint Pain
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Piriformis Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Spine Wellness
  • Thoracic Epidural Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursa Tendon Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aging Spine
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Facet Syndrome
  • Cervical Foraminal Stenosis
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chest Wall Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Strain
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Facet Syndrome
  • Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Occipital Headache
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rib Fracture Pain
  • Ribcage Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Sacral Compression Fracture
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Soft Tissue Tumor
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Whiplash
View all 81 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Northwest Spine & Sports Physicians
Musculoskeletal, Spine and Sports Fellowship
Bellevue, WA USA

Residency - University of Washington School of Med.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Seattle, WA USA

Sinai Medicine House Staff, Dept. of Med.

Medical Education - A.T. Still University -Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Missouri)
Kirksville, MI United States (Archived)

Undergraduate - Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alison Stout, DO.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/13/2022, Dr. Stout has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Stout receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Spine Intervention Society
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

167 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I was very impressed by Dr. Stout. She reviewed my records and spent time talking over my condition. I have never had a back specialist spend time as she did. Orthopedic One has been given me the run around for 5 years,

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Stout is a very attentive and compassionate doctor

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Stout is a rockstar. She has turned me from a hobbling mess into the Hulk, almost. I mean I am 52 and not a superhero but I am much stronger and not in pain. Thats a win for the world. Thanks Dr Stout. Your the superhero.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Stout is an excellent doctor. She is intelligent, knowledgeable of her field, highly skilled, compassionate and she actually takes time to listen to her patients! She has restored my quality of life and I will be forever grateful.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

DR. Stout used the time (WITHOUT THE MRI) very well explaining the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Stout is very informative and personable. I feel confident with her plan for continuing treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Stout thoroughly explained everything and listened to what I told her. Her exam seemed equally thorough. I always think the question about how "the provider cared for you as a person" is rather a silly one. I care more about how the provider cared about my back. She did that admirably. The fact that she was kind and had a sense of humor was a bonus.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Stout listened very well to my history and concerns. She gave options with treatment and followed my input well. Overall felt very comfortable and in good hands with Dr. Stout

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr Stout and staff treated me well, answered all my questions and included me in my care. I trusted her so much I'm bring my mom in.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Stout is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

As a physician myself I can report that Dr. Alison Stout is a remarkable clinician. She is knowledgeable and clear in all of her explanations and recommendations conncerning my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Stout is over the top patient, caring and dedicated

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr Stout was great! She was very up on my concerns and records

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

My situation is difficult as I am a senior alone. Dr. Stout listened well to my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Stout is terrific

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

I would have liked to go over my imaging & labs in more detail. Additionally, I was happy she gave me a concrete plan of care.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Stout is very professional, thorough and caring. I really appreciate the care she provides for me.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

This was my initial appointment with Dr. Stout. I was completely impressed with her care. She took the necessary time to go through the MRI images and show me exactly what I was dealing with. I feel I will be well taken care of with Dr. Stout.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Stout is literally the first specialist to have a plan to actually determine what is causing my condition, and she is also the first to show interest in figuring it out.It's refreshing to finally be seen by a specialist who is focused on more than mere palliative care.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

I would highly recommend DR STOUT to everyone I know! She is courteous, compassionate, friendly and I feel she genuinely cares for me me as a person- not just a patient; she listened to my complaints of pain and addressed all my needs. I have 100% trust in her competency. I appreciated that she performed my procedure @ LUTHERAN HOSPITAL, which was a HUGE help to us!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Stout is that rare main campus physician who clearly has expertise in a narrow medical area, but looks broadly as well at my needs and situation In making her Informed medical recommendations.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Love my doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Stout is a breath of fresh air. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and a good listener.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr. Stout listened well, asked good questions, and preformed an appropriate and helpful exam. I was very satisfied and glad to have her as my physician.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Stout made me feel she cared about correcting my back issue in the near future.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr. Stout was a joy to consult for my problem! She was professional, highly competent, smart, and with an extremely friendly manner. Her recommendations have proven to be "right on." She is an excellent physician!

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