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Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Knee Pain Treatments in Charlotte

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Knee pain can be caused by degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis, injuries sustained from playing sports, or daily activities.

If you are experiencing pain in your knees, you need to consult with your physiatrist immediately to understand your treatment options. There are a number of options for knee pain relief such as Genicular Neurotomy (COOLIEF), Genicular nerve blocks, Genicular nerve ablation, Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell Therapy & PRP), knee joint injections or, if the condition is severe, knee replacements.

If medication and physical therapy are ineffective, knee joint injections are the most commonly recommended treatments to ease the pain in your knees. Knee joint injections are effective therapy solutions that can alleviate the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and discomfort that you are experiencing in your knees.

At Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte, we offer a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management. Our comprehensive approach includes non-surgical, non-opiate pain management options to help patients heal and find relief. Our goal is to help you achieve a better quality of life with improved mobility as quickly as possible.

Cost-Effective Knee Joint Injection Options in Charlotte

Advanced Sports & Spine, PLLC in Charlotte provides cost-effective knee joint injection treatments for patients. Because we are an independent pain management center, you will save more on knee treatments compared to hospital-owned pain clinics or doctors whose offices are located in hospitals.

We are able to offer affordable knee joint treatments because we have our own clinic with state-of-the-art equipment for pain management. You do not have to pay facility fees that increase your healthcare. At Advanced Sports & Spine, our priority is to provide quick and effective pain relief at an affordable rate.

Contact Advanced Sports & Spine

Personalized patient care sets our practice apart! Our holistic, interdisciplinary approach gives patients non-surgical, non-opiate pain management options. 

Contact us at 704-542-3988 to learn more about how Dr. Usman Ahmad and the rest of the staff of Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte can help you with your knee pain. We offer a free MRI reading so book an appointment now!

frequently asked questions

WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?

Dr. Ahmad is in-network with most insurance companies. If you provide us with your insurance information before your new patient appointment, our team will contact your insurance company and complete a benefits check. Generally speaking, a copay is usually your only change on your new patient visit. Other than your copay, you will be notified in advance of any other costs for your appointment.

WHAT TYPE OF PROCEDURES ARE DONE AT THIS PRACTICE?

You will not find another non-surgical, non-opiate interventional pain management office in the greater Charlotte Area offering such a diverse and innovative array of services. Dr. Ahmad and his team will do a thorough exam on your area of complaint, provide you with a complete diagnosis, and recommend the best course of action to help eliminate your pain.

WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE THERE OTHER THAN MEDICATION?

WILL I ALWAYS SEE THE SAME PROVIDER?

Most of the time you will be treated by the same provider unless the treatment varies.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Our office is conveniently located in the Arboretum Office Park at the intersection of Pineville Matthews Road and Providence Road, less than a mile from the Providence Road Exit off of 485. The Arboretum Office Park is located across Providence Road from the main section of the Arboretum. Our actual address is 8035 Providence Road Suite 340, Charlotte, NC 28277

ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH A HOSPITAL?

Advanced Sports & Spine is a private practice, not annexed to or owned by a hospital facility. We are a non-facility fee office. Therefore, our patients pay less compared to having the procedure performed at a hospital.

IF I DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? DO YOU ACCEPT CASH? DO YOU FINANCE?

The cost depends on 2 main factors: how severe your condition is and how many joints or areas of the body you are looking to have treated. Dr. Ahmad and his team will be able to answer this question for you more thoroughly after your initial examination and review of diagnostic findings. 

Yes, we do accept cash. We also have the most competitive pricing in the Carolinas with many different financing options, such as Care Credit and Advance Care, offering low monthly payments and interest free options for up to 14 months.

IF I RECEIVE AN INJECTION DO I NEED A DRIVER?

For joint injections, a driver is not needed. For spinal and PRP injections, a driver is recommended.

HOW LONG WILL THE INJECTION TAKE?

Steroid injections can take up to 5 days before they start working.

HOW LONG BEFORE I START FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE INJECTION?

Steroid injections can take up to 5 days before they start working. Average relief is up to 3 months, but that does not mean it will not last that long or that it could last even longer.

For ESI and Facet injections, relief is up to 3 months, but that does not mean it will not last that long or it could even last longer. MBB only lasts 1 day and determines if you are a candidate for RFE. You return the next day with a pain diary. RFA procedures can last 6 months to a year.

WHAT MEDICATION IS USED FOR THE INJECTION? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

Joint injections contain a steroid and anesthetic. Whenever you break the skin, there is a possibility of bleeding and infection. However, those risks are minimized because image guidance is used. If you have Diabetes, the injection can increase sugar levels for up to 3-4 days. Steroids given close to the skin can cause discoloration or dimpling.

WHERE ARE THE INJECTIONS PERFORMED? DO I GO TO A SURGERY CENTER?

At Advanced Sports & Spine, the majority of our pain management procedures are performed in our Charlotte office. We use state-of-the-art equipment. Our ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance techniques ensure accuracy, help limit complications, and increase success rates.

Conditions Treated

We offer to help patients with the following conditions

Back and neck pain, acute or chronic

Arthritis/bursitis

Accident injuries

  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Shoulder, Knee, Hip and other joint pains
  • Occupational injuries
  • Neuralgias
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve entrapments
  • Complex Region Pain Syndrome
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Spasticity
  • Trigger fingers
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Working Hours

MONDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
TUESDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
WEDNESDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
THURSDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
FRIDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
SATURDAY Closed
SUNDAY Closed

Clinic Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: Closed

HANDLING PHONE CALLS

MON – FRI: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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