Dr. Nivens treats a wide variety of neck, back and joint diagnoses with the latest procedures. The ultimate goal of Dr. Nivens’s various treatments is to minimize inflammation. This, in turn, reduces and/or resolves pain and allows you to return to an active lifestyle. During your evaluation, Dr. Nivens will formulate an individualized comprehensive treatment plan. A home exercise program to include flexibility and core strengthening is a key component in pain reduction and normal mobility.
To learn more about our treatment options, please call our office at 843-705-7471 to make an appointment today. You can also download our Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
Interventional Pain Management
Spinal injections and radiofrequency nerve ablations are non-operative forms of pain management. Therapeutic injections may be considered an adjunct to medication and physical therapy. Injection therapy may help control pain from degenerative disc disease, injury, osteoarthritis, and other disorders of the spine/joints. Pain Management strives to relieve and control acute and chronic pain.
Types of Pain
|Acute Pain||Has been occurring less than 3-6 months|
|Chronic Pain||Ongoing for more than 6 months|
|Neuropathic Pain||Usually a burning type of pain from an inflamed or damaged nerve|
Types of Procedures