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David A. Schiff, M.D.

David A. Schiff, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Spinal Injections; EMG/NCV



David A. Schiff, M.D., joined Peachtree Orthopedics in 1998. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in pain medicine.


Non-operative musculoskeletal care with focus on evaluation and treatment of neck and back pain.

Spine injections:
• epidural injections
• selective nerve root blocks
• facet joint procedures including diagnostic medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation
• sacroiliac joint injections
• lumbar provocative discography
• trigger point injections

Nerve testing – EMG/NCV (electromyography/nerve conductions).
Independent Medical Examinations (IME’s).



University of Pennsylvania- BA degree.

State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – MD degree. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Medical Center – residency. Chief Resident at the famed Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Schiff was previously an Assistant Professor of Rehab Medicine at The Emory University School of Medicine. While there he was the Director of the Musculoskeletal Clinic, and the Director of Residency Training. He was awarded the Robert L. Bennett Award for excellence in teaching.

He has been with Peachtree Orthopedics since 1998.


  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also Pain Medicine.
  • International Pain and Spine Intervention Society (IPSIS).


Dr. Schiff has considerable interest and expertise in providing non-surgical musculoskeletal care, especially in the spine. He has a wealth of experience treating occupational/work-related injuries, as well as sports injuries. He performs a careful history and physical examination and will obtain appropriate diagnostic tests such as x-rays, MRI, and CT scans. When needed, he will perform muscle and nerve studies called EMG/NCV (electromyography). He takes a conservative approach to treatment, with a strong emphasis on specific exercise programs for specific problems. Dr. Schiff will see patients ages 16 and older. He does have training in manual medicine (adjustments) and will apply this to treatment when indicated. Other treatment modalities that he employs include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Pharmacologic therapy (medications)
  • Trigger point injections
  • Botox injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Selective nerve root injections
  • Facet joint and sacro-iliac joint injections
  • Tendon sheath, bursa and joint injections
  • Radiofrequency lesioning


Patient Testimonial

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