About Our Pain Management Program
The Dean Stroud Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute offers pain management and rehabilitation for individuals experiencing acute and chronic pain problems.
Solutions in Pain Management
Chronic pain is in an extremely complex and poorly understood medical problem that can have profound effects on one’s physical and mental wellbeing. Uncontrolled pain impacts all aspects of daily activities.
Because pain has a multi-faceted impact on individuals, Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute believes it takes a comprehensive treatment plan to effectively and successfully manage pain. Our practice model is geared towards treating both the physical and emotional components of pain in order to restore and maintain function and improve quality of life. We use the latest imaging technology to establish a precise diagnosis, treating pain at its source and providing a comprehensive rehabilitation plan to ensure the best possible opportunity for long-term improvement.
Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute's Mission
Our mission is to help people with pain resulting from neurologic, degenerative disease, or injuries. Our focus is on restoring function, improving quality of life, and reducing dependence on medications, while enhancing psychological well-being and independence.
The Philosophy of the Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute
The staff at Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute provide a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. We are a dedicated team of interventional and rehabilitation physiatrists, nurse practitioner, nursing staff, psychologists, physical therapist, and case managers all working together in a supportive, compassionate environment. We specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis and application of interventional treatment for the management of pain and related disorders.
Our providers utilize a three-step approach for the comprehensive management of pain and related conditions. The process consists of identifying the diagnosis, rehabilitation, and advanced non-surgical interventions and/or medications. The process consists of identifying the diagnosis, rehabilitation, and advanced non-surgical interventions and/or medications.
We encourage patient involvement in the medical decision-making process and invite questions regarding treatment options. We work with the patient to develop an integrated treatment plan tailored specifically to the patient’s needs to restore and maintain function and wellbeing.
Pain Management Program Goals
Successful reduction of chronic pain problems involves identifying the source(s) of the pain and pursuing definitive goals to reduce the pain.
We work to:
- Reduce reliance on pain medications through conservative interventions.
- Maximize and maintain physical activity.
- Empower patients to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.
Who We Serve for Pain Management
- Acute and chronic pain management and rehabilitation for spine, joint, and other pain related conditions.
- People with neurologic pain due to catastrophic injuries or disease.