Robert Trager DC

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Dr. Robert Trager, DC

Robert Trager, DC, is a chiropractic physician and researcher at University Hospitals. His clinical and research interests include low back pain, thoracic outlet syndrome and integrative health care.

Dr. Trager completed his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan University in Missouri. He is also certified by the Dry Needling Institute in dry needling for the treatment and management of myofascial trigger points.

Prior to joining University Hospitals, Dr. Trager practiced in an integrative medical, chiropractic, and physical therapy office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While there, he learned the value of collaboration with other health care providers. He has also worked as a research assistant at multiple research laboratories including Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital and The Antimicrobial Discovery Center in Boston, Massachusetts. These research experiences have inspired him to bring an inquisitive mindset to his clinical practice.

In addition to publishing peer-reviewed research, Dr. Trager has authored book chapters on neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, lumbar spinal stenosis and lumbar disc herniation, and has written a textbook on sciatic pain. He is a peer reviewer for Global Advances in Health and Medicine and is an active member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health.

Dr. Trager lives on the west side of Cleveland with his wife and two children.