Friday, January 13, 2012

Get Help with Back Pain Management

There are many ways to manage chronic back pain, and these are the subject of a talk by Dr. John Z. Shumko, Chairman of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Barnabas Medical Center, on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 pm at Bernardsville Public Library. Dr. Shumko will discuss an interdisciplinary approach to back pain relief which includes pain rehabilitation, pharmacological management, interventional pain procedures, and integrative medicine therapies.

Dr. Shumko is a board-certified physiatrist, specializing in Sports and Physical Medicine. He provides diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders including acute athletic injuries. He advocates an interdisciplinary approach to care, considering options based on a patient's lifestyle, age and overall health. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Shumko has served as Medical Director of several Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center departments including the Sports & Physical Medicine Institute, Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Center and the Center for Health and Wellness.

He has received many honors including a "Top Doctors" award in New Jersey Monthly Magazine from 2006 to 2010. Dr. Shumko received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School as well as a
Doctorate degree in Anatomy.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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