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At Nivens, we strive to provide excellent service backed by our expert care from the moment you walk into our office. Dr. Nivens brings significant experience in treating the most difficult pain syndromes, to the Low Country and beyond. Accurately diagnosing and treating spinal conditions stands at the forefront of our mission. We focus on non-surgical treatments to diagnose and treat spine disorders — helping you get the relief you need. 

At Charles Nivens, MD Spine Medicine we are spine specialists first and foremost. This means that whether you’re suffering from acute or chronic neck or back pain with or without arm or leg pain.

As a specialist in spine medicine, you can expect personalized and high-quality care every time you come into our office. Our expertise in reading x-rays and MRIs enables him to accurately diagnose and treat spine disorders. We treat a variety of conditions including herniated and bulging discs, degenerative spine disorders, scoliosis and sports injuries. We have recently added a new and exciting conservative treatment for spinal stenosis: the MILD procedure. Our onsite procedure suite allows Dr. Nivens to perform most spinal procedures in the comfort of an office setting.

For assistance with your neck and back pain, contact us today!
Spine Specialists


Charles J. Nivens, MD

Dr. Nivens, a fellowship-trained spine specialist,  completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. He then began residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical University of South Carolina. During this time, he was appointed Chief Resident of the department. After residency, he began a six-month fellowship in Conservative Spine Medicine at Carolina Spine Institute. Dr. Nivens opened his private practice here in Bluffton, SC in 2000.

Dr. Nivens’ philosophy throughout his career in treating pain patients has always focused on a holistic approach. He incorporates fitness, healthy nutrition as well as other natural remedies such as CBD oils in his practice. As Dr. Nivens has experienced the aging process with his patients, his interest in other modalities has increased. Many of his patients are seeking ways to look and feel younger. In 2017, Dr. Nivens and his wife, Ingrid Nivens chose to open Bluffton Aesthetics where Dr. Nivens is the medical director. In both practices, the focus is always the individual.

Savannah Rogers is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner who received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. She also has five years of neuroscience nursing experience that she incorporates into her nursing practice.

Savannah’s passion is to help others improve their overall quality of life.

Savannah Rogers, DNP

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What our clients are saying

This is an amazing office I had gotten the runaround from my primary for weeks about the pain. I was in the office which was extremely busy but they somehow slipped me in and taken care of my problem. I highly recommend him.

- Crystabel

Charles J Nivens, M.D. has helped me get my life back. I've suffered from debilitating back pain for years and thought the only solution was pain medication or surgery. I tried injections in the past with little success, but I'm so thankful I came to Dr. Nivens, I finally feel like myself again!

- Jordan


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