Susan J Dreyer, MD

Emory Clinic

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Pain Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) (Board certified since 1993)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
back pain (non-surg)
compression fractures
disc degeneration
electromyography EMG Nerve Stud
epidural steroid injection
facet block
herniated disc
lumbar disorders
neck pain
nerve root block
pars block
sacroiliac joint dysfunction
sacroiliac joint injection
spinal injections
spinal pain (non-surg)
spinal stenosis
trigger point injection
vertebral fractures
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Ctr
59 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329
404 778-7000

Ortho/Spine Priority Line
404 778-3363
Additional Spoken Language(s):
About Dr. Dreyer

Dr. Dreyer has helped patients reduce their pain and increase their function through exercise, medications and injections. She has lectured nationally and internationally on the care of neck pain, radiculopathy, back pain and other spine conditions. She has published more than thirty-five articles and chapters.

Year Started Practicing: 1996
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 1996
Organizational Memberships:
Am Acad Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Academy of Physical Med and Rehab
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Medical Association
Association of Academic Physiatrists
North American Spine Society
Major or Recent Publications:

Dreyer SJ, Boden, SD. Nonoperative Treatment of neck and arm pain. Spine 23(24)2746-2754

Dreyer, SJ, Dreyfus P, Cole AJ, Windsor RE. Inection Procedures in Cole AJ, Herring S. Low Back Pain Handbook: A Guide for the Practicing Clinician. 2nd Edition. Harley Belfus, Inc. 2003, pp. 277-296.

Dreyer SJ, Dreyfuss PH: Low Back Pain and the Zygapophysical (facet) of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Joints Archiver 77(3) 290-300.

Lumbar zygapophysial (facet) joint injections. Spine 20(18)2040-7, 1995.

Management of low back pain. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 9(2)419-33, 1998.

Natural history of rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (366)98-106, 1999.

Nonoperative treatment of neck and arm pain. Spine 23(24)2746-54, 1998.

Thoracic zygapophyseal joint pain patterns. Spine 19(7)807-11, April 1, 1994.

Excellence in Research Writing Award
Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1994

Non-Surgical Care of Low Back Pain
Award from Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation
Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL 1988

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 1989

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 1992