The Spine & Back Blog

2022 WARLICK FAMILY YMCA TRICK OR TRAIL RUNJoin Dr. William Hunter and staff as we participate in the Warlick Family YMCA Trick or Trail Run at the Warlick Family YMCA on Saturday, October 22nd

Warlick Family YMCA
2221 Robinwood Road
Gastonia, NC US 28054

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 by encouraging wellness and family on their beautiful 118-acre campus.

EVENT DETAILS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022
5K and 1-mile Fun Run on the Sytz Trail
at the Warlick Family YMCA

  • 8:00am 5K begins
  • 9:00am Fun Run begins
  • 9:30-11:30am After Party

What does the 5K Trail Look Like? 
Both the 5K race and 1 Mile Fun Run courses are on the Sytz Trail System at the Warlick Family YMCA.
View a map of the Sytz Trail System.

Can I dress up in costume?
Please do! It makes the race even more fun! Plus, the after race party will include prizes for best costume and performance. Dogs included!

Register Now

Visit the Warlick Family YMCA Trick or Trail Run website to register now.

Warlick Family YMCA Trick or Trail 5k Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run

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
704-868-6100
Directions / Map

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.

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TREATMENT: SURGICAL MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES

Once a patient undergoes a formal treatment program and still has issues, it’s time to evaluate if he or she is a candidate for surgery. Most of the time – nine times out of 10 – patients do not need an operation to correct their spine issues. However, in recalcitrant cases where surgery is required, we now have an array of surgery options from which to choose to accomplish our desired goals.

Why minimally invasive?

There has been an explosion in spine surgery advances, most especially in minimally invasive surgery. Continual refinement of surgical techniques and devices now allows us to perform procedures minimally invasively that in the past required large incisions, long hospitalization and lengthy recovery times.

Advantages of minimally invasive surgery:

  • Less anesthesia
  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter operation times
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery times
  • We’re still able to accomplish everything we were able to do in the past, but it’s safer for the patient. Minimally invasive techniques also offer solutions for patients who have had surgery in the past.

The advantages of minimally invasive surgery over traditional, open spine surgery are undeniable. We’re on the cutting edge of both learning and teaching these techniques, and I personally travel around the globe to teach these techniques to other surgeons. It is exciting work knowing we are continually making these surgeries safer for patients so they can find relief from back pain and return to their daily routines faster.

Listed below are some of the spine problems I treat, and all of these can be cared for minimally invasively if the patient should require surgery.

Spine problems treatable with MIS:

  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Stenosis
  • Slippage/spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • And more!


Thankfully, most patients will never have to see the inside of the operating room. But for those who do, patients can rest easy knowing they will be accurately evaluated and diagnosed, and have access to the most cutting-edge facilities, equipment, providers and surgical techniques in the country.