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Dr. Charles Nivens, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Nivens

Charles J Nivens MD

3 Plantation Park Dr Bluffton, SC 29910

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Dr. Charles Nivens, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Bluffton, SC and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Georgia Regents U, Medical College in 1994 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and other.


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(843) 705-7471

Dr. Nivens accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
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Dr. Nivens' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nivens treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nivens treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nivens treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nivens treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nivens treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nivens treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nivens' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Charles Nivens, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Bluffton, SC and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Georgia Regents U, Medical College in 1994 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and other.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Other

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1998
Med U Of Sc
Residency Hospital
1994
Georgia Regents U, Medical College
Medical School
1998
1994

Awards

Dr. Nivens' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nivens

3.2

Based on 25 reviews

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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Nivens is a lifesaver! Having had some epidural steroid injections in the past has brought great relief and prevented me from having surgery. He will review x-rays and MRI results with a patient, helping you know what is causing your pain. There can be a lengthy wait at times but it is worthwhile.
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It took me 3 months to get my refund. The people in the office were rude and never helpful. None of the staff showed up to work on time. Especially, for early morning appointments. Be prepared to wait for 2 or more hours with no explanation in the waiting room and then another hour or so in the exam room. Dr. Nivens constantly had to be reminded of my issue and never had any of my notes from past visits. So I was constantly reminding him of past discussions about his treatment plan for me.
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Got first steroid shot today since being briefly paralyzed by a GA. Doctor some seven-years ago. Dr. Nivens uses dye to ensure proper needle/injection placement--the procedure was painless and took less than 30 minutes. I strongly recommend Dr. Nivens!
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