Spine and Pain Institute
Why Choose Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute?
Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute helps 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
Spine and Chronic Pain Treatment
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 Center believes it takes a comprehensive chronic pain treatment plan to effectively and successfully manage pain. At the Spine and Pain Institute, our practice model is geared towards treating both the physical and emotional components of pain 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.
Approach to Spine and Pain Treatment
Shepherd Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach to spine and chronic pain management. Our dedicated team physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists work together in a supportive, compassionate environment. Our chronic pain treatment center physicians evaluate, diagnose and apply interventional treatment for chronic conditions, injuries and disorders.
Our providers utilize a three-step approach for the comprehensive spine and pain management and related conditions. This approach focuses on identifying the diagnosis, rehabilitation and advanced non-surgical interventions and/or medications. Comprehensive pain management lets us restore function, improve the quality of life, and reduce the dependence on medications for our patients.
We encourage patient involvement in the medical decision-making process and invite questions regarding our chronic pain treatment center’s options. We work with patients to develop an integrated treatment plan. This plan is tailored specifically to the patient’s needs to restore, then maintain, function and ensure general well-being.
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Meet Our Specialists in this Area
Augustine Lee, M.D.Clinical Researcher, Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute
James Liadis, M.DStaff Physiatrist
Erik Shaw, D.O.Medical Director, Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute