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June 5, 2016

Minimally Invasive Back Procedure: Kyphoplasty

David L. Spivey, MD, is excited to offer a minimally invasive procedure to safely and effectively treat acute and sub-acute vertebral compression fractures in the elderly […]
May 28, 2016
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How do epidural steroid injections address nerve conditions?

Nerves function as a transport system for electrical impulses as they pass from one area of the body to the brain, where they are translated into […]
May 22, 2016

Medial Branch Block

May 10, 2016

Diagnostic Discography

Discography is a technique used to determine whether a spinal disc is torn, bulged or scared. A needle is guided by x-ray into the patients back […]
April 12, 2016

Understanding Back Pain and Its Causes

Fast Facts Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. It can start quickly […]
March 3, 2016

Prolotherapy for Joint Pain

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical procedure sometimes used to treat injured and painful joints and connective tissue. This treatment is considered for chronic lower to mid-back pain, […]
February 15, 2016

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Find out more about rotator cuff injuries by watching this informative patient education animation.
January 15, 2016

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Back Pain

Dr. David Spivey utilizes many interventional techniques for patients experiencing pain. One exciting treatment option we offer is platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. This non-surgical procedure […]
December 28, 2015

What is a discography?

When a patient presents with certain types of back pain, a lumbar discogram is a diagnostic tool that can be used to determine whether discs in […]
December 15, 2015

What Is Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation?

Radiofrequency nerve ablation is the term used when radio waves are used to produce heat. This exciting procedure offered by Preferred Pain Management is often a […]
December 10, 2015

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Functions of Joint and Nerve Injections

Joint and nerve injections are commonly used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. When applied diagnostically, joint and nerve injections consist of a local anesthetic that […]
November 28, 2015

When are epidural steroid injections used?

Epidural steroid injections are used to address any conditions that cause the spinal passage to narrow, such as disc herniation, bone spurs, thickening of the ligaments […]
November 10, 2015

Treatments for Sciatica

Treatment for Sciatica is just as varying as the potential causes ranging from non-surgical to surgical solutions depending upon the cause of the Sciatica and the […]
October 25, 2015

Diagnostic Discography

25When a patient is experiencing pain, minimally invasive therapeutic techniques can be used to help identify and treat the area that is thought to be causing […]
October 15, 2015

Leg Pain – it’s not always what you think

If you have leg pain, there must be something wrong with your leg, right? Not always! Many times patients with back and lumbar spine conditions feel […]
July 31, 2015

Spinal Stenosis: Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms of spinal stenosis can vary depending on the location and the severity of the problem. Spinal stenosis can cause pain, weakness, numbness and tingling in […]