The Spine & Back Blog

Medical Aesthetics Regenerative Center (MARC) - Gastonia, North CarolinaOur sister practice, Medical Aesthetics Regenerative Center (MARC), is pleased to announce the opening of their second location on July 11th! MARC will be expanding their services and will partner with Optimum Result Fitness of Gastonia, NC to provide the best health and wellness solutions in the broader Gastonia, North Carolina area.

Optimum Result Fitness is more than just a health club. They are a facility that provides physical therapy with Ivy Rehab, massage therapy, yoga, boxing classes, as well as strength training, and more.

MARC Office at Optimum Result Fitness (Gastonia)The new MARC practice at Optimum Result Fitness will provide many health, anti-aging, and wellness services. MARC will be adding weight loss therapy, hormone replacement therapy, IV Hydration, aesthetic rejuvenation, neurotoxin treatments, as well as stem cell treatments and PRP injections for joint pain therapy.

The new MARC practice will be open to both the public and Optimum Results members at this new location. Schedule an appointment TODAY for an evaluation by one of their therapists or contact their office at 704-868-6100.

MARC Office at Optimum Results Fitness (Gastonia NC)MARC at Optimum Results Fitness
3372 Robinwood Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
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Opening on July 11th, 2022!

TOTEventImageJoin Dr. William Hunter and staff as we participate in the Warlick Family YMCA Trick or Trail Run at the Warlick Family YMCA (2221 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, NC 28054) on Saturday, October 23rd. As the title sponsor, all of us at the Neuroscience & Spine Center of the Carolinas would love to see you come out, have  a great time, and support a wonderful organization.

Warlick Family YMCA

The Trick or Trail Run supports the Warlick Family YMCA, a non-profit organization committed to helping members of our community live a balanced, healthy life in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA makes a positive impact in the Gaston County community through encouraging wellness and family on their beautiful 118 acre campus.

Register Now

Download our event brochure or visit the Warlick Family YMCA Trick or Trail Run website to register now.



Join Dr. William Hunter and staff as they participate in the Gaston County Walk for Wellness at Gaston Christian School on the 26th of June. Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, and honoring the taken. As an annual event, the Walk for Wellness to benefit Cancer Services of Gaston County, but the overall mental and physical health of their participants. 

Walk for WellnessDr. Hunter has been a long-time supporter of Cancer Services of Gaston County. Cancer Services aids clients within the community with education and support for cancer patients, family members, as well as caregivers. 

The fair is free to participate! Invite your friends, neighbors, family members, and bring your pets. Enjoy a morning walk to benefit cancer, and invite your friends and family to sponsor a donation or make a contribution in memory of a loved one. Music and refreshments are provided. Come join us for a fun Saturday morning 9am - 12pm, June 26, 2021.

Interview with William D. Hunter, MD

William D. Hunter, MD, of Neuroscience & Spine Center of the Carolinas, discusses the prevalence of spine pain and explains the advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery.



My name is William D Hunter. I'm at Neuroscience Spine Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. The prevalence of spine problems is massive in the United States. We're talking about the number one reason why patients go see their doctor. People develop back pain, hip pain, leg pain - but they also can develop neck pain or shoulder pain. Another common condition that patients have is what's called stenosis, or narrowing of the nerves. There are ways at which we can try to help with that - either with therapy or injections to temporarily give them relief - but a real cure - a way to relieve that pressure - is a minimally invasive spine surgery to remove that disc that's causing pressure off the nerves. Where should patients go when they have spine problems? I think first and foremost they need to go to their family doctor. After that if they still have the problems they should go see a spine specialist. I really feel it's critical that the patient undergoes formal, conventional therapy and injections prior to undergoing any type of surgery. Nine times out of ten we can get them feeling better without the need for surgery. One of the most minimally invasive spine surgeries that I perform is called an XLIF. The XLIF procedure actually only takes about an hour. That type of operation conventionally used to take four to six hours. This type of procedure has revolutionized spine surgery. People who couldn't play with their grandchildren are now able to do so. People who couldn't ride their motorcycles are now going cross-country riding their motorcycles. This is powerful for us for me to see and to confirm that normally invasive spine surgery is vital to our practice of medicine.