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Dr. John Schneider

Dr. John Schneider, MD, MA, Founder, Comprehensive Pain & Neurology Center

Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. John Schneider, MD, MA, has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska. He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and went on to specialize in Neurology at the Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Schneider was mentored by world renowned neurologist and pain medicine specialist Dr. Miroslav “Misha” Backonja. Drs. Schneider and Backonja collaborated on pain research projects focusing on determining the cause of pain.

Dr. Schneider finished his sub-specialty fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Department of Anesthesia and Peri-operative Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University. While there he worked closely with Anesthesiologists/Pain Medicine specialists Dr. William Hammonds and Dr. Dan Martin. Dr. Hammonds is one of the pioneers in the area of pain medicine education, having mentored hundreds of physicians over the years and Dr. Martin has made major contributions to the field of radiofrequency ablation techniques (a form of long lasting pain treatment). While completing his fellowship training, Dr. Schneider gained knowledge on pain medication management and interventional techniques in both the acute and chronic pain settings.

Dr. Schneider’s unique training background provides him with the ability to integrate the best approaches of each sub-specialty in order to ascertain which approach is most appropriate for each individual patient.

Dr. Schneider is the founding director of the Tennessee Pain Society and the Vice President of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is active in healthcare politics and serves as a legal consultant in the fields of Neurology and Pain Medicine. In his spare time Dr. Schneider enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. He enjoys zymurgy, boating, archery, camping and golfing.

Professional Offices

  • Secretary of the Tennessee Pain Society (present)
  • Vice President of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (2012-present)
  • Bureau of TennCare’s Drug Utilization Review Board (Appointed Member) (2013-2016)

Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Pain Society
  • American Headache Society
  • Tennessee Pain Society
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Tennessee Medical Association

Medical Societies

  • Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Southern Hills Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Stonecrest Medical Center, Smyrna, TN
  • Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, TN
Dr. Schneider, pictured here with former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, was one of the 19 experts who worked on TN Together, a program announced this week that would create a uniform curriculum for training doctors, nurses and other medical providers who can prescribe pain medication.
Dr. Schneider worked with former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on legislation to help reduce opioid abuse in Tennessee.
Dr. Schneider is active in the Tennessee Pain Society and advocating for the field of pain management.
Dr. Schneider is active in the Tennessee Pain Society and advocating for the field of pain management.
Dr. John Schneider, left, is an active member of the Tennessee Pain Society.
Dr. John Schneider, left, is past president of Tennessee Pain Society.

We offer Same- and Next-Day Appointments
New patients always acceptED

We look forward to helping you
relieve pain and reclaim your life

Physician Referrals Welcome

Choose Comprehensive Pain & Neurology Center to help manage your pain or your patient’s pain

Attention patients

Please adhere to the following for the health and safety of you, our staff and other patients:
  • Masks are required. If you are not wearing a mask, you will not be seen.
  • Only patients are allowed in the office; no friends, rides or family.
  • DO NOT enter the clinic if you have a cough or fever. Please call and reschedule.
  • Maintain 6-feet distance from others while in waiting room.