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Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Neck Pain Treatment in Charlotte

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Neck pain can be a common occurrence. There are cases of neck pain that are less severe and can be treated with home remedies, but if you experience the following symptoms, you should consult your physiatrist immediately:

  • Pain that worsens when holding the head on one side for long periods
  • Muscle spasm
  • Limited range of motion of the head
  • Headache
  • Shooting pain down the arm

Neck pain can be a symptom of more serious conditions such as whip-lash injury, osteoarthritis, pinched nerve, spinal stenosis, or herniated disc. To find out the best treatment options for your neck pain, book an appointment with Dr. Ahmad at Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte for an interventional pain management solution.

INDEPENDENT PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER IN CHARLOTTE

Advanced Sports & Spine, PLLC is an independent pain management center in Charlotte that offers effective treatments for neck pain caused by various conditions. Our holistic, interdisciplinary approach non-surgical, non-opiate pain management treatment options.

We treat pain by using the latest technology in pain management such as spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation, stellate ganglion block, medial branch blocks, selective nerve blocks, trigger point injections, regenerative medicine (stem cell and PRP therapy) and genicular neurotomy (COOLIEF).

CONTACT US FOR COMPREHENSIVE NECK PAIN TREATMENTS

We offer affordable pain management treatment solutions because all of our procedures are done in our comfortable, state-of-the-art private office at 8035 Providence Road Suite 340

You can save money when you choose us because, unlike with big hospitals, you do not have to pay for facility fees.

Contact us at 704-542-3988 for non-surgical, non-opiate pain management treatment or visit us for a free MRI reading.

OUR LOCATION

Our office is conveniently located in the Arboretum Office Park at the intersection of Pineville Matthews Road and Providence Road.

8035 Providence Road Suite 340, Charlotte, NC 28277

A PLAN FOR EVERY NEED

Personalized patient care sets our practice apart. Dr. Ahmad and the caring staff offer exceptional health care. 

For pain management, spine treatment, and sports medicine, contact Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte for non-surgical, non-opiate pain management solutions. Schedule an appointment today!

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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