June 3, 2017
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Prolotherapy Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you know the pain it brings and the frustration when your body doesn’t respond to treatment. Prolotherapy may provide […]
May 31, 2017
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Studies Spotlight Diet, Supplements for Knee Pain

Could fiber or chondroitin ease arthritis? By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fiber helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels […]
May 11, 2017
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Learn More about Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections

Please watch this informative video animation to learn more about cervical epidural steroid injections:    
April 27, 2017
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Opioid Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — America’s prescription […]
March 7, 2017
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Understanding The Difference Between Nerve Pain and Muscle Pain

Nerve pain and muscle pain may seem similar. But when examined more closely, their differences demonstrate how one type of pain does truly compare to the […]
February 20, 2017
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Defining and Treating Cervical Radiculopathy

You may have never heard of cervical radiculopathy, but you’re likely familiar with a “pinched nerve.” Both are names for the same condition that causes pain […]
February 7, 2017
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Calcium Supplements Help Prevent Osteoporosis, But Can They Cause Heart Problems?

Calcium is the number one ally in the fight against and prevention of osteoporosis. But recent findings suggest that calcium supplements may require a closer look […]
January 5, 2017
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Tips for Avoiding Exercise-Induced Injuries

It’s the New Year, and you may be one of many who have placed exercising at the top of their New Year’s resolution list. Exercise should […]
December 13, 2016
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What’s the Difference Between Golf and Tennis Elbow?

North Carolina gives golf and tennis enthusiasts the chance to  play their favorite sports well into the winter season. Additionally, some people head further south over the […]
December 6, 2016
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Patients Considering Back Surgery: Should You Consider a Discogram, First?

Advanced medical technology now lets doctors treat patients’ pain with minimally invasive techniques. In the case of back pain, however, surgery is sometimes still the best option. But […]
November 29, 2016
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Why TENS may be the at-home pain treatment option for you

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or TENS, is a treatment option for people looking for relief from various types of chronic or acute pain, including:   Lower back […]
November 16, 2016
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Are you susceptible to back pain?

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives. There are some factors […]
October 26, 2016

Prolotherapy: Outcome and Risks

Preferred Pain Management & Spine Care offers prolotherapy to treat chronic pain. It is used to improve function of the area injected, reduces stiffness, and reduces […]
August 4, 2016

Prolotherapy Overview

This non-surgical procedure relieves chronic pain with an injection that promotes the natural healing of injured tissues and joints. The limited blood supply and poor healing […]
July 26, 2016

Spinal Stenosis: Causes

The spine consists of a series of bones (called vertebrae). Each of these bones has an opening referred to as the spinal canal. Openings, called foramina, […]
June 10, 2016

Health Matters Feature: Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures

Please watch Health Matter’s feature video with Dr. Spivey discussing minimally invasive spine procedures at Preferred Pain Management.