Janna L. Friedly, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

About Janna L. Friedly, MD

Dr. Janna Friedly is Associate Professor of Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in practice at the Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at Harborview also located in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Friedly earned her Medical Degree at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. She completed her Internship and Residency in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington.


Air ME, Friedly J. Chylothorax complicating inpatient rehabilitation after thoracic spinal cord injury: a review of risk factors and anatomy for the physiatrist. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2012;91(12);1086-1090.

Friedly JL, Jarvik JG. Agreeing (or not) on how to describe spinal stenosis: expanding a narrow mindset. Radiology. 2012;264(1):3-4.

Jarvik JG, Comstock BA, Bresnahan BW, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Bauer Z, Avins AL, James K, Turner JA, Heagerty P, Kessler L, Friedly JL, Sullivan SD, Deyo RA. Study protocol: the Back Pain Outcomes using Longitudinal Data (BOLD) registry. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2012;5(13):64.

Friedly JL, Bresnahan BW, Comstock B, Turner JA, Deyo RA, Sullivan SD, Heagerty P, Bauer Z, Nedeljkovic SS, Avins AL, Nerenz D, Jarvik JG. Study protocol: Lumbar Epidural steroid injections for Spinal Stenosis (LESS): a double-blind randomized controlled trial of epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis among older adults. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2012;29(13):48.

Standaert CJ, Friedly J, Erwin MW, Lee MJ, Rechtine G, Henrikson NB, Norvell DC. Comparative effectiveness of exercise, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation for low back pain. Spine. 2011;10(36):S120-130.

Esselman P, Berbrayer D, Friedly J, Granger C, Mayer RS. Chronic care education in medical school: a focus on functional health and quality of life. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2009;10(88):798-804.

Gellhorn AC, Chan L, Martin B, Friedly J. Management patterns in acute low back pain: the role of physical therapy. Spine. 2012;37(9):775-782.

Friedly J, Standaert C, Chan L. Epidemiology of spine care: the back pain dilemma. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2010;21(4):659-677.

Behr J, Friedly J, Molton I, Morgenroth D, Jensen MP, Smith DG. Pain and pain-related interference in adults with lower-limb amputation: comparison of knee-disarticulation, transtibial, and transfemoral surgical sites. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2009;46(7):963-72.

Friedly J, Chan L, Deyo R. Geographic variation in epidural steroid injection use in medicare patients. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume. 2008;90(8):1730-7.

Friedly J, Nishio I, Bishop MJ, Maynard C. The relationship between repeated epidural steroid injections and subsequent opioid use and lumbar surgery. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2008;89;(6):1011-1015.

Samii A, Slimp JC, Friedly JL, Goodkin R. Spinal accessory neuropathy after deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 2007;85(6):296-298.

Friedly J, Chan L, Deyo R. Increases in lumbosacral injections in the Medicare population: 1994 to 2001. Spine. 2007;32(16):1754-60.

Articles Reviewed by Janna L. Friedly, MD

Rates of Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation on The Rise Despite Controversial Efficacy Data

Use of radiofrequency ablation to treat facet-mediated chronic low back pain is controversial. Large retrospective study examines trends in RFA use from 2007-2016.

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