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1st Choice for Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief - Lehigh County
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spinal stenosis to help improve back and leg pain.
Lehigh Valley's 1st Choice for Non-Surgical
Experienced Pain Treatment
Doctors - Who Care!
1st Choice for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Pain Treatment
Lehigh Valley Pain Management, Evaluation & Treatment
NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine: Scott Naftulin, DO
Doctor Scott Naftulin D.O. has been a partner at Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates (NERA) since 1998. NERA is a physician-owned medical practice specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Naftulin is a preferred provider in the St. Luke’s network for spine and pain treatments & pain management.
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.
A Caring and Compassionate Doctor
Dr. Scott Naftulin D.O. is a life-long Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley resident. The doctor is active in the social and sporting activities of the region. As an avid-amateur skier, golfer, and outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Naftulin is empathetic to his patient’s situations and he works tirelessly towards the evaluation and treatments of pain associated with an injury or disorder.
Learn More: Spine & Pain Management Specialist – Dr. Scott Naftulin
DR. SCOTT NAFTULIN D.O.
FAOCPMR – DABPMR
Our mission is to make you pain-free and get you Back to Life without a Surgical Knife.
Pain Management – Telehealth
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NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine
- Dr. Scott Naftulin
- Dr. Bruce Zhang
- Dr. Matthew Elverman
- Amanda Yesvetz, PA-C
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.
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. Naftulin 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 Naftulin and 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.
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