September 6, 2013

What is spinal cord stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation involves implanting a generator and a number of leads, or electrical wires in the spinal column. Once implanted, the generator, at the command […]
August 26, 2013

TENS: How does it work?

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or TENS, can help relieve a wide variety of pain, including low back pain, myofascial (muscle related) pain, neurogenic (arising from the […]
August 16, 2013

TENS vs. Spinal Cord Stimulation

Though the basic concept of TENS, also known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is similar to another stimulation technique, called spinal cord stimulation, there are a […]
July 26, 2013

Good Candidates for Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is most commonly used for patients experiencing pain from injury or chronic conditions such as arthritis. For these patients, radiofrequency ablation is used to […]
July 18, 2013

Informative Video Animation about Radio Frequency Nerve Ablation

Please watch this informative animation about Radio Frequency Nerve Ablation (also known as Radiofrequency Neurotomy)  
June 14, 2013

Preferred Pain Management Welcomes Anne Thomas, PA-C

Preferred Pain Management is pleased to welcome Anne Thomas, PA-C, to our distinguished group of medical providers. Anne will see patients in the Greensboro office.
April 4, 2013

Kyphoplasty Procedure

Dr. Spivey recently completed additional training and earned certification in balloon-assisted vertebroplasty, also known as kyphoplasty. When employed early, kyphoplasty not only relieves the pain but […]
November 8, 2011

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

November 8, 2011

Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

November 8, 2011

Post Laminectomy Syndrome

November 8, 2011


November 8, 2011

Phantom Limb Pain

November 8, 2011

Peripheral Neuralgia

November 8, 2011


November 8, 2011

Spinal Stenosis

November 8, 2011

Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)