Dr. Scott Sauer received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed an internship in medicine and surgery at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and residency training in anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, which included extensive training in nerve blocks and neuraxial anesthesia. He completed a subspecialty fellowship in pain management at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Through his advanced training, Dr. Sauer has acquired knowledge, skills, and expertise in interventional procedures encompassing the treatment of all varieties of pain syndromes.
Dr. Sauer specializes in minimally invasive treatment modalities for spinal stenosis, sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and spinal pain of multiple origins. He also treats painful peripheral neuropathies, such as occipital neuralgia, painful lateral femoral cutaneous (skin) neuralgia, facial neuralgias, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD or CRPS), and other intractable pain syndromes. In treating spine patients, he works closely with our spine surgeons to avoid or delay surgery as well as to make surgery more precise.
Dr. Sauer's practice focuses on individual patient treatment modalities utilizing evidence-based medicine and the newest techniques available. His practice specializes in complex pain syndromes and treating patients who have not achieved long-term success with other treatment options.
In his free time, Dr. Sauer stays active by running and enjoying the outdoors while sailing and boating. He is also a contributing editor at pain.com.
Dr. Sauer is available to see patients in need of pain management care in Myrtle Beach at our Carolina Forest Pain office.