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Dr. Daniel Dorfman

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Canton, OH
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Canton, OH

Address

OMNI Orthopaedics, 4760 Belpar St. NW, Canton, OH
Directions

OMNI Orthopaedics

Canton, OH

About

Bio

I am interested in the nonsurgical management of spinal disorders and work in an outpatient setting in a large Orthopaedic group which includes two spine surgeons. I also perform electrodiagnostic testing. Personally, I am an exercise enthusiast and enjoy the arts, music, travel, and wine.

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Can be: If there was significant neural compromise prior to the fusion, then the ongoing radicular symtpoms may be slow to resolve. If these are new complaint... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Should seek eval: Frequent headaches and dizziness warrant evaluation. The prior concussions may be playing a role in the headache development but there are other cause... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Not congenital: Overuse syndrome is not a condition which is inherited or familial. It is due to overworking a particular area or using a part of the body which is no... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Multiple tests: The tests available are dependent on the conditions at hand. First and foremost a comprehensive history and physical exam is needed to identify the pr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Should be concerned: Any episodes of recurrent flashes of numbness and tingling warrant concern and require further evaluation.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Piriformis?: With a normal MRI and bloodwork, pain in hip, buttock and legs may result from piriformis syndrome. The piriformis muscle is deep in the buttock, is a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Yes: Acute balance trouble is not typically associated with depression and given the unusual "head sensations" warrants further evaluation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Many possibilities: This constellation of symptoms may be as simple as a viral illness or as severe as spinal cord compression. Much more information is needed and a full... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Possibly nerve: Pain involving neck and inot the extremity suggests some nerve involvement. Neural pain can be quite severe with a burning and electrical character. U... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
May cause spasm: Tension myalgia can result from impaired muscle tension/spasm from stress and impaired postural mechanics. This can cause pressure on underlying nerve... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Possible disc: Pain in back with radiation into the leg is suggestive of nerve root compromise in the lower back. In your age group this most commonly is due to a di... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
No: Laser surgery has not been shown to be a long term solution to spinal stenosis in randomized controlled clinical trials. I would not recommend this fo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Yes: There should be no problem with using cyclobenzaprine in combination with lazer hair removal.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Pinched nerve: The info provided is limited but certainly a radiculopathy ( pinched nerve root ) in the cervical spine can not be excluded. This can be due to a di... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Several options: If no recent imaging, repeat MRI is warranted to exclude recurrent herniation vs scar tissue. If surgery is not warranted, can try Lyrica (pregabalin)... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
YEs: I am a physiatrist specializing in the non surgical management of musculoskeletal problems. My practice is predominately limited to the nonsurgical tr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Not typically: Lower back problems of degenerative change ( spondylosis ) and associated scoliosis can cause pain in the lower back and legs if there is nerve compro... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Should be evaluated: Unless you are aware of direct trauma which caused the bump and resultant pain, this should be evaluated. If the bump is enlarging, the pain is incre... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Need eval: Symptoms could be due to cervical spine problem with pressure on nerve roots or spinal cord compression. With the head numbness a cerebral problem nee... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
More info needed: Cannot answer this question without much more information. This is like asking how do I get rid of chest pain. There are a myriad of causes of back pa... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Contact physician: Swelling at the site of a recent injection may reflect local inflammation but after 4-5 days it is more indicative of a local inflammation or cellulit... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Should be evaluated: If back and leg pain persist despite exercise and rest, it likely reflects a more significant problem causing nerve compression and should be more th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Possibly: Cervical stenosis refers to narrowing of the central spinal canal or neural foramina where the nerves exit and is usually due to a combination of dege... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dorfman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dorfman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! So that's where the numbed fingers result from!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks and I will go for the suggested test.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Canton, OH - Winter
2013
Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, First Place, Ohio - Winter
2013
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