Dr. Howard Schertzinger, MD

Dr. Howard Schertzinger, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Howard Schertzinger, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1988 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.

2123 Auburn Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45219

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Back Pain
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more than 94% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 90% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schertzinger "Dr. Schertzinger specializes in Spine Care and Sports Medicine. "

5  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

88  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Work-Related Injuries
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8  Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Cincinnati
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of North Carolina
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Howard Schertzinger, MD
I love Dr. Schertzinger! He was so determined to find what was going on with them, he did multiple MRIs to get to the bottom of it. When he discovered I had a partial empty cella in my brain he then referred me to see a Neurologist and I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracrainal Hypertension. When...Read More
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Caren in Florence, Kentucky – Mar 31, 2018
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I waited one hour to be seen, and this was for a morning appointment. The doctor was less than apologetic and had little bedside manner. Will not return.
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Independence – Feb 23, 2018
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I've seen Dr Scherzinger and he has never looked at my injury nor has touched me. He ordered a MRI the staff were saying they were waiting for my MRI to get approved it been 2.5 months I decided to call my insurance and I don't need an approval. Poor dr and poor staff!
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Cincinnati – Oct 22, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Schertzinger for about 6 months. I recently moved here from the Boston area. After having the same Orthopedic Surgeon for 28 years I didn't think I would find another Dr. to even come close to my former Doctor, well I am very happy that I have chosen well twice. Dr....Read More
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JuanitaA Ridings in Alexandria, KY – Apr 07, 2017
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I needed a quick appointment for my neck, and I was able to get in with Dr. Schertzinger at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers. Dr. Schertzinger took x-rays, then reviewed the x-rays with me. He showed me what he saw and made sure I understood it. He took the time to ask me a list of questions,...Read More
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Dave in Loveland, OH – Oct 12, 2016
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