Dr. Douglas J. Spiel
Douglas J. Spiel, M.D. is a Board Certified Radiologist, and a member of the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Spiel was the first radiologist in the United States to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and in recent years has served on the executive board.
As a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), he is credentialed to teach and practice abroad. In addition, Dr. Spiel sits on the editorial board of Pain Physician, the world’s preeminent pain journal and is responsible for reviewing articles prior to publication.
Dr. Spiel brings with him over 20 years of experience in the area of interventional pain. His background in radiology alongside interventional pain provides him with unique expertise to pinpoint a myriad of pain generators and treat them accordingly. Dr. Spiel’s ability to offer radiological diagnosis alongside his broad range of interventional pain modalities make him the premier pain specialist in the New Jersey Metro area.
Specializing in surgical and non-surgical treatment options of the spine and joints, Dr. Spiel is one of the world’s leaders in relieving pain. He treats patients with both spine and non-spine related pain – including disc herniations, pinched nerves, failed back surgery, CRPS, RSD in addition to a long list of pain related maladies. Over the last decade, advances in medical technology have enabled him to utilize lasers and endoscopes through keyhole incisions to remove disc herniations and treat pinched nerves. Today, even fusion procedures can be performed through tiny incisions, minimizing structural damage while shortening rehabilitation time significantly.
Dr. Spiel is helping to lead the way when it comes to innovation in medicine. Advancements in treatment modalities are progressing rapidly and he is committed to offering the very best in cutting edge pain management. In combination with his deep experience in traditional modalities, these emerging treatments help offer options to patients which never before existed.
As a certified Radiologist, Dr. Spiel utilizes cutting edge technologies including fluoroscopy (real time x ray) and ultrasound to precisely diagnose and treat specific pain generators. His ability to utilize different imaging modalities enables him to guide his hand through both bony and soft tissue landmarks.
Patients who have had traumatic injuries, disc herniations, spinal surgeries or spinal disease may have seen a variety of medical specialists in search of pain relief. For over three decades patients have turned to Dr. Douglas Spiel and have found solutions to treating their pain while enjoying long lasting relief and quality of life.