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Dr. Martin Schaeffer

Pain Management
Liverpool, NY
32 years experience male

Locations

CNY Spine and Pain Medicine, LLC

Liverpool, NY

Address

7449 Morgan Road, Liverpool, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(315) 451-5422

Insurances accepted

BCS Insurance Company

About

Bio

Board Certification/Diplomate Status of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-Subspecialty in Pain Medicine Board Certification/Diplomate Status of the American Board of Pain Medicine, Board Certification/Diplomate Status of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

104 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Maybe.: Topical analgesics can be helpful when used as directed for treating painful skin or tissue. If the skin is broken, chapped, or bleeding, however, an... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Generally yes.: In general it is medically acceptable to take Suboxone with an OTC sleep med. You should however clear this OTC sleep med with the provider who presc... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Treatment Options: Unless there is a reason you can not take them, standard over the counter analgesics include anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naprox... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Generally No.: 'sciatica' loosely refers to a pain coming from the back going down the leg. In classic or typical sciatic pain, however, the testicle usually does n... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
The face: Trigeminal neuralgia refers to a specific pain pattern from irritation from a specific nerve in the face. There are specific treatments which are usu... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
No-Now: Although chest pain may not be an emergency, there is no simple way an untrained person may be able to distinguish true cardiac originating chest pain... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
See an allergist.: Such a described circumstance should be thoroughly evaluated by an allergist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Assessment: A cardiologist would be the most appropriate specialist to rule out conditions affecting the heart which can cause chest and left armpit pain.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: Unless there is a reason you can not take them, standard over the counter analgesics include anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or napros... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Assessment.: If you have been assessed by a primary care provider and have not had benefit from physiotherapy, you should be evaluated by a specialist such as a ph... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
There are many, many reasons for sciatic pains and your question can not be simply answered. Often sciatic pain is not serious and will resolve quickl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Assessment: Persistent ear pain can be caused by a number of conditions which usually respond to appropriate treatment. Firstly an ear infection needs to be eval... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: Simple measures of treatment include resting (or staying off of) your feet, ice applications, anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or napro... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment: Unfortunately certain chemotherapeutic agents are known to cause peripheral neuropathy or polyneuropathy as a side effect and will most commonly affec... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: A headache log as suggested above is an excellent recommendation. Additionally make sure you are well hydrated and not going too long without eating... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: Unfortunately, although this is a simple question the answer is not. The key to treatment is an appropriate evaluation, the making of a diagnosis, and... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: The surgery itself would not be expected to have caused prolonged general sickness. You should inform the provider who prescribed your medication of ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: There are numerous available antibiotics and usually an alternative can be found if someone is allergic to a specific class of antiobiotics. The provi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Symptoms: There are a vast number of symptoms of arthritis and the symptoms will vary depending upon the specific type of arthritis being presented. The most c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Assessement: Chronic pains can come from a very wide variety of reasons. Usually none of them are serious or life threatening. Simple home remedies may include h... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: Simple remedies include medical massages and later in the pregnancy a maternity lumbar support brace. Otherwise, any prescriptive medication treatmen... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
There are many, many reasons for back pains and your question can not be simply answered. Most back pain is not serious and will resolve quickly on it... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
This is not a typical response or reaction to an epidural steroid injection and may not be related to the injection itself. You should follow up with ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Typically low cortisol levels are associated with muscle weakness which can be all over the body. True neuropathy and/or paresthesias may represent an... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
There are many conditions which can cause the mentioned scenario and they are all serious medical conditions. Some conditions may be transitory wherea... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Maybe. The answer to your question is dependent upon what is the cause of or the diagnosis related to your spasticity. In general, spasticity can be ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis: What you are describing is consistent with plantar fasciitis or irritation of the arch of your foot or possibly a heel spur. Simple treatments include... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Following a healthy diet and keeping your weight at appropriate levels is consistent with good health and can help back pain. There are many condition... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
There are a number of treatments for such spasticity. It is important to note if the spasticity is focal to a specific area or is it generalized throu... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
It generally would be considered safe, but tizanidine can cause grogginess and decreased mentation which would be potentiated or made worse by an alco... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
There are many, many reasons for back pains and your question can not be simply answered. Most back pain is not serious and will resolve quickly on it... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
There are many reasons for such complaints, but you need to be evaluated by your primary care provider or your gynecologist.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
It depends.: In general optimal pain treatment would include removing the source of the pain and relieving the need for pain meds. Unfortunately, this is not alwa... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Yes and No.: Steroids should not be used in such a setting and may make the condition worse. Strengthening exercises may help build up muscle tissue and strength ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
A 7 degree curve is not a large enough curve which in and of itself without any other symptoms requires intervention but you should be monitored by an... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Yes. There are many treatments available for your condition including but not limited to many different kinds of medications, physical therapy, and in... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Possible Nerve Issue: This may represent a nerve irritation somewhere in your hand or higher up your arm. You can try icing and gentle streches and massaging of your finger... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Should Be Evaluated: This should be evaluated initially by your Primary Care Provider to obtain an appropriate medical history and baseline labratory tests. There are man... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
There are many reasons for such complaints, but you need to be evaluated by your primary care provider or your urologist for them.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
There are many different types of headaches but it is known that migraine headaches can be linked to Bell's palsy which you may have. Assuming the MRI... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain treatment.: There are many reasons why a shoulder can be painful. These include a simple overuse syndrome which is usually treated initially with rest, anti-infl... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: Medical massages are generally safe and often provide some measure of relief. There are special maternity braces which can be used in the later stage... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain treatment.: You would need to seek an opinion from an appropriately trained specialist such as a pain medicine specialist or a physical medicine and rehabilitatio... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
It is illegal: Cannabis is illegal by federal law, although some states have set conditions to legalize it. Federal law though trumps state law. There is research ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment.: There are numerous available antibiotics and usually an alternative can be found if someone is allergic to a specific class of antiobiotics. The prov... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain Treatment: Diflusinal is similar to other anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). Their use can be entirely appropriate for shor... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain relief: The pain is usually self limiting and your oral surgeon should be able to adequately control your pain with over the counter and possibly prescriptive... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain treatment.: A persistent tooth ache needs to be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider. Untreated it can potentially lead to more serious conditions.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis but i agree that the specific diagnosis is the most important consideration for specific treatment... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
Medications: Cluster headaches are a specific type of headaches which has a specific pattern and diagnostic criteria. Simple measures you can try are using over t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schaeffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schaeffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it.
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Thanks for your quick reply! But I still believe the problem should be resolved.
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Thanks so very much! The information most helpful and greatly appreciated!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

St Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York
Completed 1994

Awards

New York State Pain Society - Founding Member
HealthTap Founding Doctor

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Publications

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