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.
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, […]