I have been seeing Dr. Nivens for 10 years for Degenerative Disc Disease and Spinal Stenosis in the Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical spine. I also have scoliosis and spondylosis. My spine is very complicated, having had a total of 8 laminectomies. With x-ray guided injections, Dr. Nivens keeps me going. I have found him to be very caring, willing to take the time to completely explain x-ray and MRI results, and we have a wonderful rapport. (I cannot say that of all my doctors). Dr. Nivens is dedicated to his practice and when a patient is in pain, he will do everything in his power to help. For all practical purposes, I should be in a wheelchair by now. But, I am up and about and lead a fairly normal life with, of course, limitations.. God has blessed Dr. Nivens with a talent and understanding that I have not experienced from any other physician. I have been receiving epidural injections for 20 yrs from various physicians. It was only when I started seeing Dr. Nivens that I started getting any real relief. I am in better physical condition now than I was 10 yrs. ago. I give the credit to Dr. Nivens, and, of course, the grace of God.