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Bethlehem Office Location: Bethlehem Medical Arts Center, 5325 Northgate Drive, Suite 209, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Lehigh Valley Pain Management, Evaluation & Treatment

NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine

The NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine facilities in the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton) provide the most contemporary nonsurgical medical care for the treatment of painful or disabling musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. We can use the most advanced medical treatments including orthobiologics (Bone Marrow Aspirate – BMA) and Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) to facilitate and expedite your recovery.

Our mission is to make you pain-free and get you Back to Life without a Surgical Knife.

Pain Management & Pain Therapy Specialists

Doctor Scott Naftulin D.O.

Doctor Scott Naftulin D.O. has been a partner at Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates (NERA) since 1998. 

Dr. Naftulin is a musculoskeletal specialist focusing on the evaluation and treatment of disabling musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. Dr. Naftulin’s experience is reflected in his extensive achievements associated with academic, post-doctoral training, board certifications and professional organizations.

Please Learn More About Dr. Scott Naftulin

Dr. Bruce Zhang

Doctor Bruce Zhang is a cum laude BA graduate and received his Medical Doctorate from Temple University. He interned and residency at Temple University Hospital/Moss Rehab program and elected Chief Resident.

Dr. Zhang then went on to complete an advanced fellowship in interventional spine and sports medicine at OSS Health in York, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bruce Zhang is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Caring and Compassionate Doctors

The doctors are life-long Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley residents. The doctors are active in the social and sporting activities of the region. Empathetic to their patient’s situations, the doctors work tirelessly towards the evaluation and treatments of pain associated with an injury or disorder.

Pain Management – Telehealth

We are available to you for face-to-face office visits and telehealth visits. However, certain health insurances have or will be discontinuing coverage of telehealth visits. Please check with your insurer for details.

Our Offices Have Added Additional Safety Measures to Keep Our Patients and Staff Safe

We thank you for your trust in us. We strive to get better every day.

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NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine

Board certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specializing in Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine

Preferred Providers in the St. Luke’s Health Network and Partners of Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates (NERA).
We proudly accept most insurances including all Geisinger Health Plan products.

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Lehigh Valley Pain Management Specialists

A Demonstration of Non-Invasive & Non-Narcotic Pain Treatment

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Pain Management | Non-Surgical Treatment

… is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley) and is a member of the Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates (NERA), a physician-owned medical practice providing integrated, multidisciplinary care to patients with painful spinal and joint disorders in a comfortable environment. This group of musculoskeletal specialists focus their clinical skills on the evaluation and treatment of disabling musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions.

We treat these conditions using the most effective medical, interventional, rehabilitative, surgical and alternative treatments presently available. Additionally, we provide disability management and medico-legal consultative services that are frequently required while addressing these painful medical conditions.

Sports Medicine – Sports Injury Associated Pain

Chronic Pain Can Affect Physical Performance

Whether you are a sports professional, collegiate participant or an amateur enthusiast, Dr’s. Naftulin and Zhang and the Specialty Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine team of associates have the knowledge, experience, compassion and empathy to evaluate and address the pain associated with your sports injury.

Dr’s. Naftulin and Zhang and the NERA associates, promote the therapeutic benefits of physical activity, exercise and sport for individuals and communities.

Learn More About Sports Medicine Pain Evaluation & Injury Treatment

The Doctor’s Blog – Latest Articles

Read all of the Doctor’s Articles.  You’ll learn more about the processes towards diagnosis and procedures and pain management options for treatment. The doctor makes it easier to understand the nature of the pain and the scope of remedies that may be available to you.

  • Internal Disc Disruption - Herniated Disc

Internal Disc Disruption

The Anatomy of a Disc The disc is like a jelly doughnut. There is jelly on the inside, known as the nucleus pulposus. The doughnut [...]

Lehigh Valley Pain Management - Preferred Providers in the St. Luke's Network

Dr. Scott Naftulin DO evaluates and addresses pain associated with the Back, Neck, Disc & Joints. Specializing in Pain Management and Treatment, Dr Naftulin can address symptoms associated with: disc herniation, spinal stenosis, joint & back pain and arthritis. Treatments may include, but may not be limited to, the use of : spine & joint injections, radiofrequency (RF) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Medical Pain Diagnosis and Treatment Options
  • Painful conditions of the spine, muscles, & joints.
  • Complicated musculoskeletal problems (including tendons and ligaments).
  • Peripheral nerve injuries.
  • Disabling injuries of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Acute and chronic sports injuries.

  • Surgical – Minimally invasive surgical procedure.
  • Spinal disorders – Spinal & peripheral joint.
Pain & Discomfort Symptoms
Active Intervention - Regenative Medicine