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Dr. Scott Sauer

Pain Management
Myrtle Beach, SC
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Myrtle Beach, SC

Address

210 Village Center Blvd Ste 150, Myrtle Beach, SC
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Sauer is a 1994 graduate of Michigan State University, COM. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and completed his training in Durham, NC at Duke University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Pain Management and completed his fellowship at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
That Depends: I am often asked this question from patients with chronic pain of all types. The truth is there is not one single answer because it is highly depende... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Bursitis: Trochanteric bursitis or inflammation of the the fluid filled sack over the hip bone (greater trochanter) is a common cause of lateral hip pain in run... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
No problem: These two medications can be taken together and are often used in combination for acute pain.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Go to ER: What you describe is not normal, i would recommend you get an immediate evaluation.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: It would not be uncommon for pancreatitis to cause back pain.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Nerve entrapment: A problem in the neck can cause numbness in you hand but also a more distant nerve entrapment can cause numbness. If it is more toward the little fing... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Need a work up: This could be an issue within your shoulder by itself or it could also come from a problem in the neck or cervical spine. It is difficult to say with ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Not much: The onset of action is a bit slower for Ketoprofen and dexketoprofen is not available in the us. However, the efficacy for both is very similar in th... Read More
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Maybe: I am not aware of any studies to identify if acupuncture is helpful in phn. However, it is possible that it could be helpful for you and the risk of t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
You decide: There is not a single best one. It is whatever you can do and you enjoy doing. But try to get at least 30 min of aerobic activity in each day. Does no... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends: Knee and thigh pain can actually come from an issue within the hip. Do you have any hip pain? The only way to tell is to get an exam and evaluate both... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: You had an injection, your going to be sore.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Speak with your gyn: Low back pain during a menstrual cycle can be a sign of endometriosis. Your gyn doctor can help you find the cause of your pain and discharge.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon to use electortherapy for the condition you stated. However, how effective it will be is another debate. Medicare has recently sta... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Shingles: Sounds like you have shingles. There are medications and injections which can help reduce the pain.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes, but....: you may me describing a migraine but if this is a new headache for you then you need to see your doctor to check for more serious issues first.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Need an evaluation: The type of pain you describe is abnormal. It is difficult to say why you are experiencing the pain without more information. You need to see you doct... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Sometimes: It is a side effect of the medication and some people do notice weight loss. I would not recommend it as a weight loss medication however.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Use as directed: Only take the recommended amount of any medication. Ask you doctor if you should even take a single aspirin.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
A complex condition: A chronic pain condition that is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems and abnormal excitation of nerv... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Temporarily: You may feel better for a short time but it is not a good treatment long term. The only proven treatment for fibromyalgia is a regular exercise progra... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
You cant: That is a side effect of the medication. You may want to ask your doctor to try you on a different opiate and see if you have less sweating.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Limited: Her options for pain control are limited due to the pregnancy. I would recommend she speaks with her ob/gyn before trying any medications over the cou... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Many causes: Most commonly at your age, this would be a muscular problem. A strain of the posture muscles of the back. Physical therapy would be the place to star... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Several options: Several different options. You should talk with your doctor about taking either Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) along with an ssri such as cymbalta. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Get evaluated: Any new headache that is persistant like yours needs to be evaluated for more serious conditions.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Dont need any: You should not need any vitamin supplements if you have a balanced diet. It is hard to get a true vitamine deficiency unless there are certain medical... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: They can be. Excedrine migraine can be very effective. If they do not work for you then see your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
12 hours: The half life of Codeine is about 3 hours. To be safe i would wait at least 12 hours after taking Codeine before you consume alcohol.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Pain management: You will not find an orthopedic doctor willing to manage an opiate medication for you. You will need to find a pain management specialist who will det... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Many things: The indigestions could be caused by taking over the counter pain medications to treat the headache. However, both conditions are very broad symptoms ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends: Initially you should try conservative treatment such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. If you see no improvement then the next st... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Speak with doctor: 2 weeks is long enough to wait for a spinal headache to improve. You will need to speak with your doctor about getting an epidural blood patch to eli... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
You have it backward: If you have chronic back pain which does not respond to other treatments, opiates can be used. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a short actin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: It can be one side effect.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Exercise: Regular exercise has been shown to release endorphins which can give a sense of well-being. Not to mention all the other health benefits associated wi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: There are no contraindications to taking these two medications together. They both can cause drowsiness so there may be an additive effect from that s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Pain control only.: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a pain medication used to treat both acute and chronic pain. It is a combination of an opiate receptor blocki... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management 28 years experience
Not exactly: The er is for emergencies, they will often give you an IV pain medication to get your acute pain under control and then tell you to follow up with a p... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sauer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sauer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
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