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Neelay S. Thakkar, M.D.

I have a passion for using minimally invasive procedures along with a holistic approach to help treat and manage chronic pain whileimproving patients’ quality of life.

Dr. Neelay Thakkar is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician who completed additional fellowship training in Interventional Pain. Dr. Thakkar specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of non-operative spine disorders, interventional spine procedures, and electrodiagnostic medicine. He has special interest in sports medicine, as well as neuromodulation treatment including spinal cord stimulation. Our PM&R physicians work collaboratively with our team of Orthopedic Surgeons to treat patients with disabling conditions using minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Thakkar received his undergraduate degree from The University of Akron and attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency, where he served as Clinical Chief Resident, and his fellowship training at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Thakkar stays active and enjoys playing golf, basketball and tennis. He lives in Grandview with his wife, Renuka, and their young son.

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  • Linda

    For two and a half months I had excruciating pain in my neck that radiated down my forearm. I couldn’t do anything, especially sleep at night. I was referred to Dr. David Hannallah by Dr. Neely Thakkar... Read More

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    Follow along as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician, Dr. Neelay Thakkar, gives a comprehensive overview of Facet Joint Syndrome. Dr. Thakkar discusses the causes and symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome, as well as the treatment options available to help patients get better and back to living their lives with less pain! 

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    Have you recently been referred for an EMG? Follow along as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician, Dr. Neelay Thakkar, gives a comprehensive overview of EMG testing. Dr. Thakkar explains what an EMG is, conditions that are diagnosed with an EMG, what is involved with and how to prepare for an EMG, and when to expect test results. 

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    Join Orthopedic ONE physicians, Scott Shemory, M.D. and Neelay S. Thakkar, M.D. at StoryPoint in Grove City on March 10th for a community lecture focusing on back pain, fall prevention, shoulder pain, and arthritis.

    Please RSVP to StoryPoint at 614-875-6200 by March 1st! 

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More About Dr. Thakkar

  • Mount Carmel East Hospital
  • Surgery Center at Easton
  • Mount Carmel Grove City
University of Akron
Medical School
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency and Fellowship:
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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