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Regenerative Medicine

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Regenerative Medicine Treatment

Regenerative medicine is an interdisciplinary field of medicine. It is the process of replacing and regrowing cells and tissues to restore normal bodily function. Regenerative medicine includes platelet rich plasma and stem cell procedures.

For platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, the patient’s own blood is used to separate platelets in a centrifuge. The platelets are then re-injected into the injured area, releasing growth factors that promote natural healing.

Stem cell is an entirely different procedure which harvests undifferentiated cells or “baby” cells from the patient’s own bone marrow. This is typically taken from the patient’s hip and the marrow is placed in a centrifuge to obtain mesenchymal stem cells.

These cells can be used to treat more serious or chronic injuries such as joint osteoarthritis. Once injected, stem cells follow inflammatory signals from damaged tissues and can differentiate into the type of cell needed to help restore or replace injured cells.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical procedure that provides long-lasting relief for most musculoskeletal conditions. PRP is known to have many benefits in treating pain and providing a healing process to injuries.

This procedure boosts the healing process of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.  PRP enhances the growth factors released by platelets to recruit reparative cells. It also helps augment tissue repair and accelerate the healing process of affected areas.

To use a gardening metaphor, PRP would be considered the fertilizer for your lawn, it helps boost the healing process.

Stem Cell

Stem Cell treatment is minimally invasive and one of the most innovative procedures that uses mesenchymal cells in treating sports injuries, chronic joint pain and damaged soft tissue. Continuing with the gardening metaphor, if PRP is like adding fertilizer then stem cell is like placing new seeds.

Mesenchymal stem cells are able to differentiate into new tissue and coordinate a repair response. Therefore, stem cell therapy is more appropriate for severe injuries or degenerative disease where there is a loss of tissue such as arthritis, torn tendon or ligament, or spinal disc disease.

Whether it is a platelet rich plasma or a stem cell procedure, regenerative medicine can help treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. It can help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by osteoarthritis, tendinopathies, ligament injuries, and other musculoskeletal condition.

The Angel® System Machine

At Advanced Sports & Spine, our Regenerative Medicine procedures starts with collecting blood and/or bone marrow samples from the patient. We use the Angel® System to produce the concentration of substance needed for treatment. The concentration of blood products depend on the kind of procedure to be performed. Whether it is a platelet rich plasma or a stem cell procedure, our aim is to prevent if not delay a surgical procedure.

The Angel® System is a fully automated technology that has the capacity to deliver platelet concentrations with adjustable leukocyte concentration. This machine uses 3-sensor technology (3ST) that can be configured to customize PRP formulations.

At Advanced Sports & Spine, for all regenerative procedures we use the patient’s own blood and follow FDA minimal manipulation guidelines.

Contact Us Today!

Advanced Sports & Spine provides affordable regenerative medicine for patients in the Charlotte area. Contact us today at 704-542-3988 to schedule an appointment.

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frequently asked questions

WHAT IS PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the latest cutting-edge pain management approaches in treating most sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. This is a non-surgical procedure that provides fast, effective, and long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Read more

WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?

Stem cell therapy is one of the most innovative procedures that uses mesenchymal cells in treating injuries, pain, and damaged tissues. This is a non-surgical and non-opioid procedure that produces minimal to no risk of complications or adverse effects. Read more

WHERE DO YOU GET THE PRP? WHERE DO YOU GET THE STEM CELLS?

The PRP and stem cells come from the patients themselves. The equipment Advanced Sports & Spine uses to process the PRP and stem cells is FDA cleared for that use.

HOW MUCH IS THE COST?

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.

IS A PRP INJECTION COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Unfortunately, no insurance companies in the country cover PRP, so the treatments are self-pay. However, we 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.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Relief from PRP injections can last 2-5 years.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE? HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

Dr. Ahmad uses the AngelⓇ System to produce the concentration of PRP substance needed for your pain management treatment. This machine uses 3-sensor technology (3ST) that can be configured to customize PRP substance concentrations.

The AngelⓇ System is a fully automated technology that has the capacity to deliver platelet concentrations with adjustable leukocyte concentration. These concentrated PRP substances are safe because we use the patient’s own blood while following the FDA minimal manipulation guidelines.

The procedure is performed as an outpatient treatment in our office.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE IT STARTS TO WORK?

On average, patients experience relief in about 6 weeks, but you may see results sooner.

WHEN DO YOU DO THE PROCEDURES?

Dr. Ahmad and his team will do a thorough exam on your area of complaint, provide you with a complete procedure of diagnosis, and recommend the best course of action to help eliminate and reduce your pain.

Procedures are performed in the office. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET AN APPOINTMENT?

It’s a quick process. We simply need the patient’s information, insurance information, and the date and the time to book an appointment. Book your appointment today!

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

MONDAY8:30am-5:00pm
TUESDAY8:30am-5:00pm
WEDNESDAY8:30am-5:00pm
THURSDAY8:30am-5:00pm
FRIDAY8:30am-5:00pm
SATURDAYClosed
SUNDAYClosed

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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