The Spine & Back Blog

Neuroscience and Spine Centers of the Carolinas (NSSC) is pleased to announce a Rebranding Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with the Gaston Chamber of Commerce on November 6, 2019.

Medical representatives will be on-site to showcase their cutting-edge instrumentation products and Physical Therapists will be available as an educational resource. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the surgeries that Dr. William Hunter performs and to meet leading members of your medical community.

Physicians, patients, and all community members are welcome. Drinks and Hors d’oeuvre will be provided.


Date: Monday, November 6, 2019

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Neuroscience and Spine Centers of the Carolinas (NSSC)
2555 Court Drive, Suite 400
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

Stem cell therapy is a breakthrough technology that can be used to speed-up the recovery process from a musculoskeletal injury.  Introducing stem cells allows for muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones to more quickly heal which leads to expedited recovery times and a lower risk for developing injury-related inflammation.  Recent developments in stem-cell technology allows Dr. Hunter to harvest patient stem cells spaces from bone marrow from their hip.

Dr. William Hunter, MD from the Neuroscience and Spine Centers of the Carolinas (NSSC) will be making a presentation about stem-cell therapy and answering questions:

October 15th from 6:00-7:00pm at the Neuroscience & Spine Center of the Carolinas office
2555 Court Drive #400, Gastonia, NC 28054

October 16th from 10:00-11:00am at the Warlick Family YMCA
2221 Robinwood Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054

For more information on these presentations or on stem cell therapy, please call 704-864-5550.

This 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.


As we age, the discs in our spine naturally begin to deteriorate; therefore, bulging discs are common in older populations. A bulging disc occurs when the hard casing of the disc begins to weaken but doesn’t rupture, and “bulges” outward. A herniated disc may actually begin as a bulging disc whose outer wall is then ruptured by a great amount of pressure.


Bulging discs often result in pain, numbness or weakness, tingling, spasms, difficulty walking, etc. Disc-associated pain can definitely affect one’s quality of life; therefore, it’s important to seek appropriate treatment.

Treatment options include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Regaining strength through consistent exercise and physical therapy if needed
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Steroid injections

It’s imperative to work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan that is specific to you and your pain. If you think you have a bulging disc or have already received a diagnosis and would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at: (704)864-5550

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