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.
Dr. Thakkar is a spine care specialist with locations in Westerville, Columbus, and Grove City
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Chronic Low Back Pain
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease of the Spine
- Facet Joint Syndrome – Facet Joint Arthritis
- Spinal Radiculopathy – Lumbar and Cervical
Commonly Performed Procedures
Undergraduate:University of Akron
Medical School:Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency :The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Fellowship:Interventional Pain, The Ohio State University
Titles, Honors & Awards
AwardsCastle Connolly Top Doctors 2023
- Clinical Chief Resident 2017-2018
- Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA)
Research & Teaching
Clinical EducatorSt. Ann's Family Practice, Ohio University DO School, Mount Carmel College of Nursing
ResearchPresenter at top associations including the American Academy of Pediatrics