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Dr. Matthew Schaeffer, M.D.

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Pain Management

Doctor Schaeffer completed his specialty training at Stanford University in Stanford, California. While at Stanford, he worked at Stanford’s prestigious Stanford Interventional Spine Center where he learned and performed the most advanced techniques of fluoroscopic guided injections used in the treatment of spine pain. After residency, he has worked in private practice treating patients with neck and back pain.

Doctor Schaeffer practices non-operative spine care. He believes that over 90% of all neck and back pain can be successfully treated without surgery. He focuses on finding the cause of the pain and finds that with education and administration of specific treatments, pain can be alleviated. Treatment begins with a thorough examination and may include diagnostic testing, medication, physical therapy, fluoroscopically guided epidural injections and alternative therapeutic exercise programs.

Emphasis is placed on regaining a healthy level of function and returning to activities as quickly as possible. As Doctor Schaeffer states, it is his goal “To get you off the sidelines and back into the game of life”.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Selective Epidural Injections

  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections

  • Facet Joint Blocks

  • Electrodiagnosis (EMG)

  • Trigger Point Injections

Private Practice:

  • Affiliated with Chester County Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd., since 2006

  • The Reading Neck and Spine Center, Wyomissing, PA, 2004-06

  • Mt Tam Orthopedics Spine Center, Larkspur, CA, 2002-04

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency:

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1999-2002

Internal Medicine Internship:

  • Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, 1998-1999

Medical Degree:

  • Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1993-1998

Undergraduate Degree:

  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Board Certification & Licensure:

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2003

  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2004

Professional Memberships:

  • International Spinal Intervention Society (ISIS)

  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

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