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 use the most advanced medical treatments including orthobiologics (PRP and Bone Marrow aspirate) 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.

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Doctor Scott Naftulin D.O.



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

I have been a patient of Dr. Naftulin’s for a bout a year. The time the staff takes to spend with you is amazing. Their level of concern, making sure you are comfortable and have an understanding of you diagnosis is unmatched. I am grateful for all they have done for me in relieving that pain I have in my lower back.


I trust Dr. Naftulin and the Staff to help me stay active. Has managed my chronic pain for many years


I’ve been coming here for a little over a year and every time I’m here, everyone is willing to answer questions with great explanations. They are willing to try whatever they need to do to help you feel better.

Justin M.

This is my first time at his office and so far i have been treated great. Everyone here are polite and listen to what you have to say. My experience with the injections went well for being my first time, he explained what he was going to do before started.


Very knowledgeable, and genuinely cares for well being. kind and empathetic.

John M.

He is always professional, friendly and I put full trust in him.

George L.

Extreme Relief – After being in a car accident at the end of January 2020 and being in extreme pain every day, I finally have some relief and a hope for less pain in the future thanks to Dr. Naftulin.

Robin D.

Doctor who takes the time to listen to you and see you as a person when a lot of doctors just see a number. Very good care.


Very positive. Very efficient and professional staff. Dr. Naftulin is very thorough and able to communicate and relate to his patients.

Richard S. J.

Dr Naftulin has been relieving my back pain for 20 years. I have complete confidence in him. The Specialty Spine Care staff is great.

Marilyn T.

I have known Dr. Naftulin for many years and he has been above and beyond in taking care of me. He understands and listens which is often hard to find.


What a great Pain Doctor. I am thrilled I finally found a great one in Bethlehem…Always on time, no long waiting periods and extremely cordial … I highly recommend Dr. Naftulin…The BEST!

Alice Erdmann

Positive and caring – always pleasant and caring. Makes you feel important and shows great care.

Edward . . J. C.

I have been coming to this office for about 8 years. Everyone is always friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly understand and are genuinely willing to exhaust all options to manage my pain and limitations.

Tim W.

Very minimal wait time in lobby. one of the only places i been where your appt. time is accurate instead of waiting to be seen in like thirty minutes. staff is very courteous and friendly. treatment is excellent.

Mondel L.
My experience with Dr. Naftulin has been great and his staff are great as well. This is my first time at his office and so far i have been treated great. Everyone here are polite and listen to what you have to say. My experience with the injections went well for being my first time, he explained what he was going to do before started.

Helped me make decision with my treatment plan. Honest and straightforward.


Dr Naftulin has always helped me relieved my pain when necessary. Trouble free way to relieve pain. I came in and the procedure was fast and relatively pain-free. I recommend him to friends and relatives.

Robert C.

Good. Informative. Great. Nice staff and Dr. explained everything clearly.

M. G.

Despite the pandemic, we remain available to you. In order to prevent the unnecessary spread of Covid-19, we are minimizing direct person-to-person in-office appointments WITH EXCEPTIONS as deemed necessary. However, we have and use TELEHEALTH services so that you can be appropriately and safely treated in a timely manner.

Please call us at (610)954-9400 or contact us by email with questions or scheduling.

If this is a medical emergency, please dial 911.

We are participating healthcare providers in most insurance plans including Medicare. Medicare and many other insurance plans have announced that they will be covering the cost of telehealth visits. Please check with your insurer for details.

We thank you for your trust in us. We strive to get better every day. Please stay safe and healthy.

NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine

Dr. Scott Naftulin
Dr. Stella Ferker

Board certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specializing in Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine

Our Offices Remain Open by Adding Several Safety Measures to Keep Our Patients and Staff Safe.
What We are Doing to Keep You Safe

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.

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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.

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Sports Medicine - Sports Injury

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.

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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