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6 Tips for Avoiding Back Surgery

Nearly 80% of Americans struggle with back pain at some point. Back pain can dramatically decrease one’s quality of life and sometimes back surgery is the only remaining option. But, fortunately, there are many efforts that can be made to reduce back pain and the likelihood of needing surgery.

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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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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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

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Stem Cell Therapy Presentations

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.

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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.

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Spinal stenosis is a relatively common condition which occurs when the spinal canal becomes compressed. The spinal canal contains the spinal cord and nerve roots, so when it is compressed or “pinched” patients often feel pain, numbness, weakness, etc.

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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.

The mission of Make-A-Wish® is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since its formation in 1980, Make-A-Wish® has granted over 315,000 wishes in the United States for children fighting for the lives. In fact, Make-A-Wish® grants a wish, on average, every 34 minutes to a child with a critical illness.

NSSC plans to raise $10,000 for a child with brain or spine disease. Through raising these funds, NSSC hopes to fulfill the wish of a sick child bringing them hope and strength to keep fighting.

If you would like to donate, please call 704-864-5550 for more information.

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Preventative Measures for Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common affliction and it can dramatically affect your quality of life. In order to reduce your risk for developing neck pain, consider these tips if you're currently suffering.

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Preventative Measures for Back Pain

A healthy lifestyle is critical for preventing and managing back pain. Consider making the following lifestyle changes if you currently struggle with back pain of any kind.

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Gastonia Spine Doctor

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Are you suffering from consistent discomfort and in need of a Gastonia spine doctor? Call our office at The Spine Clinic at Neuroscience and Spine Center of the Carolinas today to learn what we can offer you in terms of elite-level, compassionate care. Read more →