Carl M. Shapiro, D.O., Inc.

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Dr. Shapiro  is a Board Certified Physiatrist and former professor at the University of Cincinnati who specializes in disorders of the spine, neuromuscular evaluation and pain management.  He is one of the most experienced spine physicians in the Cincinnati Tri-State area and served as the Medical Director for the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Drake Center.

He treats a variety of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders including herniated disks, degenerative disk disease, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other painful conditions.  He specialized in EMG and neuromuscular disorders during his  fellowship at Albany Medical Center Hospital and he continues to teach throughout the United States at the medical school and post-graduate level on topics related to electrodiagnosis, back pain, and pain management. 

This is a patient centered practice.  Every patient gets a full consultation and thorough evaluation by Dr. Shapiro himself that typically lasts an hour during the initial visit.  While procedures are available in this practice, this practice is focused on evaluation, treatment, and establishing a successful therapeutic relationship.     In addition to medication management, exercise prescription, and the techniques listed below, Dr. Shapiro is an Osteopathic Physician and is trained to perform spinal manipulation and he enjoys helping patients with this holistic approach to musculoskeletal health and function.  

Dr. Shapiro offers the full complement of non-surgical interventions for spine care including diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pain techniques.  These techniques include epidural steroid injections, medial branch blocks, intra-articular facet injections and, other more specialized techniques, such as, spinal cord stimulator implantation and implantable pain pump evaluation. 

Consultation is also available for patients who need to establish medications regimens for chronic pain and Dr. Shapiro accepts patients for chronic pain management.   This practice is eligible as a Pain Management Clinic under Ohio Law and patients are encouraged to be active participants in their treatment plans and comply with the recommendation guidelines of the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and State Medical Board.

Dr. Shapiro is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and he is also Board Certified in the Sub-Specialty of Pain Medicine, ABPMR.  This Sub-Specialty board is jointly governed by the American Board of PM&R, the American Board of Anesthesiology, and the American Board of Neurology.  It is considered the gold standard credential for Pain Medicine in the United States.  



Carl M. Shapiro, D.O., Inc.

10475 Montgomery Road, Suite 1J

Cincinnati, OH 45242

Tel: 513-791-5548

Fax: 513-791-5549