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Complimentary May 2018

Living the Good Life

Southeast Pain & Spine Care1 HICKORY LIVING • MAY 2018

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Welcome to the May issue. May promises to be a very busy month. There are numerous events to attend including the Downtown Hickory Art Crawl on May 17th, and the Hickory Farmer’s Market is in full swing on Wednesdays from 10AM - 2PM and Saturdays from 8AM - 1PM. The second Sunday in May is set aside to honor the wonderful women who are terrific mothers and role models. Be sure to celebrate this special day with your mom, and let her know just how much she means to you. Thank you, Moms, for all you do every day!


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Living the Good Life

Mailing Address - P.O. Box 57 Harmony, NC 28634 (704) 546-5511 E-mail - CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kristie Darling • Meredith Collins Kathy Wheeler • Alicia Stanislaw Emily Buckley • Jessica Fox

We remember our military men and women from all wars who gave the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day, which comes on May 28 this year. Their heroism and bravery is hard for us to fathom as they defended our freedoms. Let us never forget them.

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Shane Greene Photography COVER STORY Southeast Pain & Spine Care

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift By Kathy Wheeler

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Sunday, May 13th is Mother’s Day and an opportunity to let your Mom know how much you love and appreciate her, although, this should be more than a once a year event. We all know the things our mothers have done for us in a practical sense, and may recognize many sacrifices they have made, from staying up all night when we ran a fever to doing our laundry and cooking our meals, or taking us to after-school activities and making sure we had what we needed to participate in those activities. What we probably don’t know are the internal struggles they have had walking a fine line between giving us our freedom while trying to keep us safe. I used to tell my children that I wanted them to have as much fun as possible; I just wanted to make sure they were safe while doing whatever they wanted to do. That worked for a while until I made them vests out of an old comforter 8


before they attended a paint ball park. They patronized me and took the vests, but after their friends almost laughed them off the bus, they threw them away, swearing they would never listen to me again. We moms struggle between protecting and preparing our children, between letting them learn from their mistakes and preventing them from making mistakes that could have dire consequences. We moms don’t always make the wisest choices, but we always have our children’s best interests at heart.

So, just know this: a mother’s input lessens as we grow up to the point that her advice is no longer needed, but her internal struggle never stops. She may not express her opinion anymore, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have one. It doesn’t mean that she has stopped looking out for your best interest or stopped being concerned about the decisions you make or your safety. It just means that she is silently observing, waiting for you to ask for her opinion, and trying so hard not to interfere.

I often think of my own mother and how she was able to keep her sanity while raising five children without cell phones. If we wanted to call and check in, we had to call from someone’s home or from a phone booth. I don’t think she had much faith in me to make good decisions. After all, I gave her no reason to trust my judgement, but she had faith in a higher power to keep me safe. She no longer gives me curfews or rules to break, but she is still concerned about my life decisions.

This Mother’s Day, let her know how much you appreciate her love and lifelong effort to encourage your success and support you emotionally while you pursue your endeavors. Ask her advice occasionally; you may be surprised at what she has to offer. Most of all, make her proud by being the best you that you can be. The happiness and success of her children is a large part of her life’s work and the best Mother’s Day gift around!

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Southeast Pain & Spine Care

By Kristie Darling | Photos by Shane Greene Photography

“I recently had a patient say to me, ‘I went fishing for the first time in ten years,’” Dr. Martin Evans shared, “and that just about sums up the work I do—helping people get back to doing things they love to do…that’s what makes my day.” Dr. Evans is part of the dedicated team of healthcare providers at Southeast Pain & Spine Care. Dr. Evans and Dr. Troy Gingerich offer their specialty at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge locations in Valdese and Hickory. Helping patients achieve a better quality of life through pain management is their desired outcome, and they approach their task with experience and skill. “Most people adjust their activities to correspond with their level of pain,” Dr. Evans explained. “A better goal is to elevate your level of functioning so that 12


you can go about your life with less pain. By diagnosing and evaluating the cause of pain, we can treat and manage it so that life becomes more livable. Even something simple, like going to church again, can be quite an accomplishment.”

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WHO NEEDS PAIN MANAGEMENT? Lara Kessler had suffered for many years with various types of pain, from bursitis and arthritis, a ruptured disc and neck pain, to debilitating headaches and seizures. Even after seeing numerous doctors and taking medication, she had not found relief. “Dr. Evans was the first doctor who really listened to me and trusted that my pain was real,” she told me. “He genuinely cares, and his staff, too. I can keep up with my twins now— and I’m back to running and training for a marathon. I am amazed how my quality of life has improved.” Patients come to Southeast Pain & Spine Care for various reasons. While many patients have new or chronic back pain, the causes of pain range from headaches and migraines to pain in the joints, extremities, or muscles, arthritis and bursitis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, to name a few. Pain following surgery, from cancer or other illness, from aging, or after an injury can be treated. “Some patients are new referrals, but others have tried surgery or other treatments without the results they want,” Dr. Gingerich explained. “Our treatments are primarily non-surgical. Seeing us first might eliminate the need for surgery. Non-

surgical treatment is especially beneficial for older patients who can’t have surgery. This means faster, easier recovery and quicker return to normal activities.” Patients, from their 20s to their 90s, benefit from an accurate diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan that can usually begin immediately. Dr. Evans and Dr. Gingerich are both double board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. This certification is the highest level for pain management specialists. MANAGING PAIN “Our goal is to use interventional, non-surgical procedures and minimal medication,” Dr. Evans continued. “As pain specialists, we understand and are in total compliance with guidelines regarding controlled medications. We complete a thorough history, physician assessment, and medical record review to make certain that patients understand all their treatment options. Many don’t use medications at all.” Indeed, dosages in pain management overall have been decreasing over the last five years. Use of injections, nerve ablation, and spinal cord stimulation devices is increasing and these treatments and others are selected when appropriate. In some cases, however, pain might need more than one treatment. “With appropriate prescribing and management, there needn’t be a stigma in taking medication for relief of chronic conditions—it can be a life saver,” Dr. Gingerich told me. “For that reason, it is important to work with your pain management doctor to find the best combination of treatments.”


On the cover–The healthcare providers at Southeast Pain & Spine Care CHS Blue Ridge locations, from left to right, Deborah Johnson, NP; Dr. Martin Evans; and Amy Tillison, PA Opposite page–Southeast Pain and Spine Care team at Hickory. Left–Dr. Evans performs a procedure using fluoroscopic guidance. HICKORY LIVING • MAY 2018


Patients are often referred by their primary care physician, but can also be referred by a chiropractor, neurologist, orthopedist, rheumatologist, oncologist, or other specialist. Alternative modalities are sometimes prescribed at Southeast Pain & Spine Care: physical therapy, massage, cognitive behavior therapy, aquatic therapy, and chiropractic care. Medical therapies include joint and nerve block injections, epidural steroid injections, and nerve ablation. Joint injections are familiar to many and are used to identify the source of pain as well as treat an injury or condition. These are out-patient, non-surgical procedures. ADVANCED, CUTTING-EDGE TREATMENTS “Neurostimulation is a therapeutic treatment that is like a pace maker for pain,” Dr. Gingerich told me. “Difficult to treat pain in areas such as the hand, chest, groin, lower legs, knees, and feet can be relieved with this advanced implant. Patients report that pain symptoms have disappeared, as well as accompanying redness and swelling, after treatment, even from excruciating pain.” Dr. Gingerich is one of only a handful of doctors in North Carolina using this cutting-edge technology, called dorsal root ganglion therapy. The DRG is an easily accessible structure in the spine that plays a key role in the development and management of chronic neuropathic pain. The small device is implanted in the body, blocking pain signals before they enter the spinal cord and make their way to the brain. “This allows us to treat pain and minimize opioids, and in some cases, eliminate pain altogether. It’s another tool in our arsenal,” said Gingerich. A TEAM YOU CAN TRUST The Southeast Pain & Spine Care treatment team at CHS Blue Ridge have many years of experience evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients. They spend the time needed to listen to concerns, answer questions, and develop an individual treatment plan for each patient’s particular condition.

Photos, top to bottom: • Dr. Evans discusses back pain with a patient using charts and models • Pictured from left to right–Deborah Houser, office coordinator; Vicki Tankersley, nurse manager; and Jennifer Raby, clinical supervisor



Dr. Evans has been with the practice for ten years and lives in Hickory. His wife, Kim Evans, is a nurse practitioner in Hickory. They have four children, two in high school and two are college-age. Dr. Gingerich recently moved his practice from Southeast Pain & Spine Care in Huntersville to the Hickory location. He has two daughters, ages eight and ten. Dr. Evans and Dr. Gingerich are both members of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the International Association for the Study of Pain, North Carolina Medical Society, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.


Left–The Hickory location at 2134 14th Avenue Circle NW Below–Dr. Evans and Amy Tillison, PA, consult on a case before seeing the patient.

Physician Assistant Amy Tillison and Nurse Practitioner Deborah Johnson are integral to the treatment team. They help develop treatment plans, and manage medications and patient compliance to make certain that patients receive the best possible care. Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, an affiliate of Mednax, Inc., founded Southeast Pain and Spine Care in 1997. The practice has grown rapidly and now operates a network of 15 pain management clinics that treat more than 85,000 patients annually, primarily in North Carolina. The teams work closely with patients’ personal physicians, however, referrals are not required. All forms of insurance are accepted. LIVING A COMFORTABLE LIFE “I say that we give people hope,” Dr. Evans said. “At some time or another, everyone experiences pain. It can change your life so that all you want is relief and a return to normal. I believe we can change your life back so you can enjoy your family, your work…all the activities you love.” Southeast Pain & Spine Care is located right here in our community—they provide exceptional care to many without the need to travel to get it. In every case, their goal is to help patients gain a new outlook on their health and wellbeing. Every day, people’s lives are changed for the better. If you or someone you love needs relief from pain, make a call today and learn more. It could change your life.

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Left–Dr. Vickie Lovin, owner of Pure Reflection Spa Below–Robin Holland, permanent makeup artist Opposite page–Isabel Juarez, spa manager, award winning makeup artist and HydraFacial specialist. Ashton Burrell, HydraFacial specialist Reflexology is just one type of massage offered at Pure Reflection Spa.

Pure Reflection Spa for Wellness

By Meredith Collins | Photos by Shane Greene Photography

Pure Reflection is a full-service day spa offering a complete range of skin care, massage therapy, and cosmetic services designed to fit the needs of every client. Two of the most popular procedures now offered at Pure Reflection are the HydraFacial and MonaLisa Touch. The HydraFacial was just added to Pure Reflection’s service lineup in February. The treatment takes as little as 30 minutes and requires no downtime. By removing dead skin cells, the HydraFacial extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the skin in cleansing, moisturizing serums. “The procedure is very hydrating,” Dr. Vickie Lovin said. “People 18


love the way their skin feels after the HydraFacial.” It is beneficial for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. The serums and treatment can be customized based on specific needs. Results can be seen after just one treatment and last up to five to seven days. Continued treatments are recommended to maintain. Dr. Lovin started Pure Reflection Spa in 1998 and A Woman’s View medical practice in 1996. She performs procedures and oversees all services at the spa. MonaLisa Touch is another popular procedure that women are pleased with. “This is a laser treatment for menopausal women who have severe vaginal

dryness,” Dr. Lovin said. “It’s been very successful and very effective, especially for women who can’t take hormone treatments.” The treatment helps eliminate dryness that causes irritation, painful intercourse, urinary urgency or incontinence from surgical or natural menopause. The simple and quick procedure uses a laser to deliver fractional carbon dioxide laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue. The treatment

works by stimulating collagen production, resulting in increased moisture and decreased pain and discomfort. Dr. Lovin, a practicing gynecologist, performs the procedures. She recommends three treatments scheduled six weeks apart, and one yearly treatment to maintain results. “The treatments are practically painless, our patients have a very high rate of success with it,” Dr. Lovin said. “This is a life-changing service for many women.” Dr. Lovin offers a monthly seminar for people interested in the MonaLisa Touch procedure.

Other services include massages, facials, waxing services, skin care services, laser hair removal, makeup, makeovers, permanent makeup including micro blading of eyebrows, Botox, and Juvéderm. Special packages and gift cards are available. New spa manager Isabel Juarez oversees all services. Dr. Lovin serves as the medical provider. Their staff also includes two estheticians and three massage therapists. Pure Reflection is the oldest medically

owned and supervised day spa in Hickory. They have built long-lasting relationships with clients and are known in the industry as an experienced and professional day spa. Their mission is to promote and restore balance in mind, body, and spirit.

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SOUL FOOD: Taking A Gulp of Life By Emily Buckley

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A common mantra passed down by generations of doctors, nutritional experts, and disapproving parents claims, “You are what you eat.” Often this can be a harsh reality check on our health, stamina, and even appearance. We begin to evaluate what we are feeding ourselves and the positive or negative effects certain substances yield. Sometimes it is necessary to cut something out. Other times our body is deficient and starved of vitamins and nutrients. Much in the same manner, we must examine the condition of our inner psyche.

my mind and physical being to the life that was swelling around me. After wrestling with lethargy, restlessness, and exhaustion I realized I needed to invest my time into the things that awakened my spirit.

When I first began making an intentional effort to feed my soul, I was shocked at how malnourished I’d allowed it to become. When faced with downtime, I’d plug myself into a multitude of distractions such as social media, movies, or electronic games. Entertaining and relaxing? Sure. While these tools can be used in valuable ways, I slowly found myself numbing

The first time I explored a popular waterfall by myself was both daunting and exhilarating. Through this process of nurturing the psyche, we are more capable of reflection, which allows us to learn many lessons. Since that day, I’ve uncovered astounding “happy places” in the landscape that I can visit to rejuvenate and feel fulfilled. I’ve also

Initially, it can be difficult. Often we make the mistake of thinking we aren’t prepared or that we can’t experience our passions independently. In this way, however, we can minister to our soul from within. We unearth strengths we may otherwise live our entire lives unaware that we possess.

discovered that nature has a habit of turning fear into great admiration. Nutrition for the soul does not have to be complex. For some, a pen and paper will suffice. For others rhythm, motion, and dance is a full-course meal. Some feel the most alive when their hands are stained with paint or clay. For some, it’s the peace of a summer rain. My friends—whether it’s when we’re traveling, indulging our creative sides, or simply pushing past our comfort zones—these are the foods we must consciously devour for endurance and longevity. We can’t be passionate to the fullest about our goals and dreams until we are self-passionate in inner care. Let’s not ignore the present! Do the things you need to do in order to build a healthy spirit, body, and mind. After all, we are what we eat. HICKORY LIVING • MAY 2018


Never Miss An Issue of Hickory Living Magazine At Hickory Living Magazine, our goal has always been to offer our readers an escape from the digital world. We hope you enjoy relaxing, with the beverage of your choice, while reading our current issue.

e on th k c i l C ph ot o r e However, we realized early on that v o c there may be times you want to read our magazine online. Since 2010, we have offered our readers the option of an online publication.

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SAVE THE DATE • MAY 22, 2018

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attract:retain:develop Attracting, retaining and developing talent is the top issue for the Catawba County business community. Through this conference Family Owned and Operated –Carl Jenkins, Lori Cooper Jenkins, Meghan Bush Jenkins and Ben Jenkins

Catawba Valley Community College, we will bring together leaders in business and human resources to spotlight recruitment

It is an honor for us to help you celebrate the lives of people you love. 4081 Startown Road Newton, NC

hosted by your Chamber, the Catawba County EDC and

and retention strategies that are “outside of the box.”

MAY 22, 2018 • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 828-464-1555

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Welcome to Hickory Living Magazine online. We invite you to read the May 2018 issue featuring Southeast Pain and Spine Care. Our advertisers...


Welcome to Hickory Living Magazine online. We invite you to read the May 2018 issue featuring Southeast Pain and Spine Care. Our advertisers...