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Dr. Neil H. Droppers


  • Spine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab

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Neil H. Droppers, D.O.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Office Location:  Muskegon  |  Grand Haven


Dr. Droppers is an interventional physiatrist specializing in non-operative treatment of spinal conditions. He believes in exercise and appropriate physical therapy protocols as hallmarks of treatment; however, he also utilizes spine interventions and sometimes non-opioid medications if function remains limited despite therapy.

He performs fluoroscopically-guided epidural injections, facet joint injections, and radiofrequency ablations. He also has a special interest in peripheral joint issues, as well as peripheral nerve disorders.  He performs ultrasound guided peripheral joint injections and electrodiagnostic studies for these conditions.

Professional Profile


  • Michigan Medical License – 2019


  • Residency – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University–Shirley Ryan AbilityLab – 2016-2019
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University – 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts-Kinesiology: Exercise Science, Hope College – 2010

Fellowships and Specialty Training

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-Interventional Spine, University of Michigan – 2019-2020

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Osteopathic Association


Google 5-star

Dr. Droppers is very thorough and listens well. I explained the issues I was having and Dr. Droppers gave me some treatment options. This allowed me to participate in choosing the best path forward. I have great confidence in Dr. Droppers. — Greg M.

Google 5-star

Dr. Droppers is very personable. He listens, gives feedback to prove it, and most importantly he remembers! He has a professional manner yet it encompasses a delicate humanity rarely found among the new physicians. Great young man and doctor. — Linda P.

Google 5-star

My husband came away feeling so positive after the appointment with Dr. Droppers. He was so knowledgeable and caring…a breath of fresh air! Extremely pleased with the whole experience and staff….thank you! — Nancy M.

Google 5-star

Dr. Droppers is very knowledgeable, caring, and kind. He gave me details I had never heard before about my health and I am glad he’s my doctor. — Cindy S.

Google 5-star

Dr. Droppers takes his time and listens to all of your concerns — something that is hard to find now a days. He values his patients and time and is very thorough, taking the time to explain everything. There is no rush in an out — no dash in; how you doing; out the door you go. Honestly can't say it enough — if you don't understand where and what you're experiencing, he tells you until you understand why you hurt or ache, and puts you in the right direction to solve your problems. — Eric G.

Google 5-star

The entire staff was wonderful! The minute you walk in the door you feel welcome. Dr. Droppers is one of the most kind and caring doctors I have seen! Very thorough and speaks in our language so you can understand! — Joy O.

Google 5-star

Dr. Droppers is professional and personable. He listened carefully to my health concerns and treated me successfully. My back has not been this strong and pain free in a long time. I highly recommend Dr. Droppers as an orthopaedic specialist! — Dana V.

Google 5-star

I am very pleased with my care with Dr. Dropper. He takes the time to listen to my neck issues. He is passionate about his profession, he listens, and you can tell he genuinely cares for his patients. I am very happy to be a patient of his!!! — Becky S.

Google 5-star

Dr. Droppers does an amazing job. He is always very professional and friendly while taking his job very seriously. I would not trust anyone else other than Dr. Droppers for my lower back injections. — Kirk C.

Google 5-star

I was very nervous about my procedure, wasn't sure what to expect. When Dr. Droppers came in he talked me through it. Even counted down to injections. I have never ever stood, walked, or sat and not had back pain. The worst part was always when trying to sleep. I had the best night sleep I have had in years. Went to work today — I could not believe how wonderful to be able to walk without shooting pain. I was crying I was so happy, I mean ecstatic about this. I only had a couple of twinges, nothing major. No pain. I don't know how long this will last, but a day and a half so far no pain. I am the happiest woman in the world. — Ruth A.

Google 5-star

Dr. Droppers is awesome! This was probably my eighth time for an injection in my back and it went smoothly. Dr. Droppers walked me through the entire process letting me know what he was doing and what to expect. He has a great bedside manner. I highly recommend him. — John S.

Google 5-star

I came to Dr. Droppers with a rather complicated cervical spine issue. I am one of those people who is difficult to diagnosis the exact problem, because multiple things are going on. Dr. Droppers was very thorough, very knowledgeable, has a great personality, and his staff is always very responsive to any calls or questions. He truly listens during our conversations, and makes sure I understand his thoughts fully for testing and/or treatment options. I've have him perform multiple tests/treatments, and each time he is so in-tuned to my pain level, and explains everything as we go which alleviates so much personal anxiety. I've had similar treatments at Mayo Clinic prior to seeing Dr. Droppers, and honestly say his knowledge level, professionalism, along with very positive results is as good or better than Mayo. My confidence in his expertise is very high and would full-heartedly recommend him to anyone, even if you have a complicated situation like I do. Thank you Dr. Droppers and staff for multiple great experiences! — Ann B.