Shepherd Center Debuts New Video Featuring Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute
Video captures comprehensive nature of services for people with spine and chronic pain.
Shepherd Center recently released a new video that features the Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute. The video features current patients with chronic pain, as well as physicians, therapists and nurses who treat patients in the Spine and Pain Institute at Shepherd Center. It provides an overview of the many services offered at the outpatient clinic for people with spine and chronic pain.
“Our global philosophy is look at the function and the quality of life of the individual, and we tailor our treatment to maximizing those,” said Erik Shaw, D.O., medical director of the Spine and Pain Institute. “Working as a team, we provide individualized care in a supportive and compassionate environment.”
Staff members at the Spine and Pain Institute at Shepherd Center provide a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. The team includes interventional and rehabilitation physiatrists, a nurse practitioner, nursing staff, psychologists, a physical therapist and case managers – all working together. The team specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and application of interventional treatment for the management of pain and related disorders. The video offers a look inside at all aspects of the program, including medical treatment, procedures, physical therapy, alternative therapies and psychology.
“Pain is something people can’t see,” said Barbara Butkus, nurse manager of the Spine and Pain Institute. “It’s very difficult for people to understand why you’re tired or why you can’t do certain activities because you’re in pain. It’s up to our team to get patients back out there and functioning as fully as possible.”
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.