Dr. Matthew Merz joins Mayfield Brain & Spine
CINCINNATI– Mayfield Brain & Spine is proud to announce the hiring of Matthew Merz, MD, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, to provide nonsurgical treatment for patients who experience acute and chronic pain.
Dr. Merz specializes in the treatment of pain due to spine and joint disorders. He performs injections, including trigger point and large joint injections, and electromyograms. He sees patients in Mayfield’s offices in West Chester, Fairfield, and Norwood.
Dr. Merz was in practice with Group Health TriHealth Physician Partners from 2001 to 2016. He also served as medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Bethesda North Hospital from 2005 to 2016. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at UC Medical Center.
Mayfield’s nonsurgical program strives to help patients achieve optimal function and quality of life. Pain reduction is accomplished through physical therapy (massage, exercise, and braces) and interventional pain management procedures, including epidural injections, facet joint injections, spinal cord stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation. Nearly 80 percent of Mayfield’s spine patients are able to recover with nonsurgical treatment.
Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain management, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 20,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.