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Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant. Acute pain begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. It serves as a warning of disease or a threat to the body. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, including surgery, broken bones, etc. Unrelieved acute pain may lead to chronic pain, which may persist even after the original injury has healed. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years and can have lasting physical effects. Tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy, and changes in appetite can occur, in addition to emotional effects, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. Such effects may hinder a person's ability to return to normal work or leisure activities. We feel each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Our medical staff takes a multidisciplinary approach in addressing your pain management concerns, and we work with you to determine the best treatment options. Depending upon your diagnosis, pain may be treated in a number of ways. After a comprehensive review of the patient's history and current health, a care plan is developed that may include a wide array of interventional pain management procedures & techniques such as: See our Patient Education page.
tens machine

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 pain  Myofascial pain   Neurogenic  Postsurgical  Joint  Using a generator and two electrodes that are placed strategically over or near the patient’s painful area, an electric current travels into the

Are you susceptible to back pain?

Wednesday, 16 November 2016
man with back injury from moving

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 that can increase your chances of developing acute or chronic back pain, including: Age  Poor physical fitness  Being overweight  Not exercising   Smoking   Being diagnosed with other ailments   You’re also

Prolotherapy: Outcome and Risks

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

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 or eliminates pain. After the first visit, the patient may experience 50-75% reduction in pain – and the pain can continue to diminish over the remaining treatment period. By

Prolotherapy Overview

Thursday, 04 August 2016

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 properties of ligaments, cartilage and tendons make treatment necessary after injury.

Spinal Stenosis: Causes

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

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, branch away from the spinal canal creating spaces that provide pathways for the nerve roots that travel from the spine to the other parts of the body. When one

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

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 or osteopenic patient – within a matter of days. Dr. Spivey completed additional training and earned certification in balloon-assisted vertebroplasty, also known as kyphoplasty. When employed early, balloon-assisted kyphoplasty

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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 sensations such as pain or pleasure. Because nerves pass through the spinal cord, conditions such as bone spurs, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, thickening of ligaments, and joint cysts that affect

Medial Branch Block

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Diagnostic Discography

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

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 and then a liquid dye is injected into the disc. Depending on where the dye moves, doctors are able to tell what discs are damaged. This procedure is repeated

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