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Cancer Benefit and Community Health Fair

Join Dr. Hunter and staff as they participate in the Gaston County Walk for Wellness at Gaston Christian School on the 26th of June. Learn more.

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Should I see a Spine Specialist for Back Pain?

If you're suffering from chronic back or neck pain, you should visit NSSC Spine Clinic to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition so that you can procure the ideal treatment for your needs.

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NSSC's Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers about becoming a new patient, insurance, referrals, and much more.

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Weight Loss: Prevention for Back Pain

Dropping weight is an important step in preventing and/or reducing back pain. A recent study revealed how shedding extra pounds can prevent disc degeneration in your spine, particularly in the lumbar region. In the study, published by Arthritis & Rheumatism, researchers found that disc degeneration is more prevalent and severe among overweight individuals.

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Exercises for Low Back Pain

Exercise can be very helpful for dealing with low back pain. When completing these exercises, be gentle. Do not force movement and do not continue if your pain intensifies. If comfortable, repeat these exercises 2-3x per day.

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What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery can be helpful for patients who suffer from scoliosis, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and more. MISS is an alternative to open spine surgery and often results in quicker recovery times.

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What is Spinal Fusion Surgery?

Spinal fusion surgery is a procedure where two or more vertebrae are fused together in order to heal into a single bone. The process is designed to imitate the natural healing process of a broken bone. 

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Tips to Aid Recovery from Back Surgery

If you are considering back surgery due to persistent back pain, then you are probably concerned with the recovery process and expediting your recovery time. The length of time it takes for you to recover will depend on your specific surgery and your doctor will guide in you how to best prepare for recovery.

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Bulging Discs 101

The discs in our spine act as cushions or shock absorbers between vertebrae which can help prevent damage to spinal tissue and bone. These discs allow for slight bending and flexing of the back. These discs have a hard casing and a gel-like interior.

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Make A Wish

Neuroscience and Spine Centers of the Carolinas (NSSC) are supporting Make-A-Wish® Foundation to raise funds to sponsor a wish for a child with a life-threatening brain or spine disease.

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