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Pain can strike any point in the body. At Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte, we offer comprehensive pain management therapies. Whether you have pain in your head, back, or feet, Dr. Ahmad and the professional team provide non-surgical, non-opiate treatment options. Our holistic approach helps you heal, improves your mobility and functionality, and restores your quality of life.

  • Head

    Head Conditions

    The kinds of headaches vary in the severity of pain and where it hurts the most.

    • Migraine
    • Tension headache
    • Occipital Neuralgia
    • Secondary headaches caused by concussion or injury

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Head Pain Management Treatments

    Advanced Sports & Spine values the interdisciplinary approach to treating headaches.

  • Neck

    Neck Condition

    Neck Pain or cervicalgia is a common pain complaint and its causes vary.

    • Neck pain due to muscle strain or poor posture
    • Osteoarthritis and Cervical Spondylosis
    • Pinched nerve
    • Disc disease- herniation or bulge
    • Whiplash Injury
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Spinal Stenosis

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Neck Pain Management Treatment

    At Advanced Sports & Spine, we offer a minimally invasive, holistic approach to treating neck pain.


    You can do all these neck exercises right away, but avoid movements that would aggravate the pain.

    • Neck Spasm Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Neck Strain Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Upper Back Strain Rehabilitation Exercises

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  • Shoulder

    Shoulder Condition

    Shoulders are the most movable joints in the body. Thus, they are prone to ailments that cause pain and discomfort.

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Biceps Tendinitis
    • Rotator cuff conditions including Tendinitis and Bursitis
    • Shoulder instability
    • AC joint or SC joint sprains/osteoarthritis
    • Subacromial bursitis
    • Scapular winging
    • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Shoulder Pain Management Treatment

    Advanced Sports & Spine offers a professional and holistic approach to treating shoulder pain.


    Avoid pushing yourself beyond your limits. Discontinue or avoid exercises that aggravate the level of pain or discomfort you are feeling.

    • Frozen Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Biceps Tendon Strengthening Exercises
    • Rotator Cuff Strain Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Triceps Tendonitis Exercises

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  • Back

    Back Conditions

    Back pain is a very common body ailment and is rooted in many causes.

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Disc disease- herniation or bulge
    • Sciatica or pinched nerve
    • Low back strain caused by muscle spasm or tension
    • Piriformis syndrome
    • Compression fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Coccyx Pain

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Back Pain Management Treatments

    At Advanced Sports & Spine, we provide a comprehensive and minimally invasive approach to treating back pain.


    Do you want a stronger back? Here are some exercises that can strengthen your back muscles, so you can say goodbye to back pain.

    • Herniated Disk Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Low Back Pain Exercises
    • Sacroiliac Pain Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Lumbar Extensor Strengthening Exercises

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  • Elbow

    Elbow Conditions

    Elbow pain is commonly known as tennis or golfer’s elbow which has different causes.

    • Lateral Epicondylitis
    • Medial Epicondylitis
    • Olecranon Bursitis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Triceps Tendinitis
    • Elbow sprains and strains, especially when overused
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Elbow Pain Management Treatments

    Advanced Sports & Spine provides a comprehensive and personalized approach to treating elbow pain.


    Elbow pain results from overuse of the elbows. These exercises will help relieve the discomfort and pain resulting from activities causing elbow pain:

    • Carpal Tunnel Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Tennis Elbow Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Wrist Tendonitis Rehabilitation Exercises
    • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Golfer’s Elbow Rehabilitation

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  • Wrist

    Wrist Pain

    Wrist pain may be acquired from an accident or caused by long-term conditions.

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Arthritis
    • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
    • Ganglion Cysts

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Wrist Pain Management

    Visit Advanced Sports & Spine to get the proper pain management treatment and prevent the risk of losing your grip.

  • Hand

    Hand Conditions

    Hand pain may be caused by an ongoing health condition or by an accident.

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Gamekeepers Thumb
    • Trigger Finger
    • Peripheral Neuropathy

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Hand Pain Management Treatment

    Advanced Sports & Spine offers optimal care and high-quality pain management treatment to alleviate, if not eliminate, pain and discomfort in your hands.

  • Hip

    Hip Conditions

    The hip is a robust body structure and there are just a few ways of causing damage to the hips.

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Trochanteric or Ischial Bursitis
    • Hip Muscle and Tendon Strain
    • Hip Impingement
    • Snapping Hip Syndrome
    • Frozen Hip

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Hip Pain Management Treatments

    Advanced Sports & Spine offers the best interventional pain management procedure to combat hip pain.


    Hip pain exercises aim to strengthen the muscles in and around your hips, so that they can provide better support with movement and activities. This will help relieve hip pain.

    • Groin Strain Exercises
    • Hamstring Strain Exercises
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome Stretching
    • Snapping Hip Syndrome Exercises
    • Trochanteric Bursitis Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Piriformis Syndrome Rehabilitation Exercises
    • Hip Flexor Strain Stretching

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  • Knee

    Knee Conditions

    Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an underlying condition, or an untreated knee fracture.

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Meniscal Injury
    • Patellar Tendinitis and Prepatellar Bursitis
    • ACL/PCL sprains
    • Mechanical Problems like Iliotibial Band Syndrome
    • Pes Anserine Bursitis
    • Persistent pain despite knee replacement

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Knee Pain Management

    At Advanced Sports & Spine, Dr. Ahmad will recommend the most ideal interventional pain management for your knee condition.


    The following exercises can be started to help reduce knee pain. Avoid movements that aggravate or increase your pain. When your pain has subsided, additional exercises may be recommended.

    • Side stepping
    • Knee strengthener
    • Quad strengthener
    • Quad stretching
    • Walking
    • Passive knee extension
    • Heel slide
    • Standing calf stretch
    • Hamstring stretch on a wall
    • Straight leg raise
    • Standing hamstring stretch

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  • Ankle

    Ankle Conditions

    The ankle is an intricate structure made up of bones, tendons, ligaments, and body tissues, making it prone to injuries and ailments.

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Achilles Tendonitis
    • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
    • Ligament Injury

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Ankle Pain Management

    Advanced Sports & Spine provides interventional pain management treatments to relieve your ankle from pain.



    The ankle is prone to ailments. Start the following exercises right away to ease your discomfort, but avoid movements that irritate or increase your current pain level. Once the towel stretch is too easy, you can begin the calf stretches and progress through as you gain better range of movement and your pain decreases.

    • Towel stretch
    • Prone hip extension
    • Standing calf stretch
    • Standing soleus stretch
    • Side-lying leg lift
    • Step-up
    • Heel raise
    • Balance and reach exercises
    • Resisted ankle plantar flexion
    • Sitting plantar fascia stretch
    • Anterior compartment stretch
    • Resisted ankle dorsiflexion
    • Ankle range of motion

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  • Foot

    Foot Conditions

    Foot pain is caused by injuries, overuse of the foot, and foot conditions that cause inflammation.

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Flat Feet
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Peripheral Neuropathy

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    Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Foot Pain Management Treatments

    Advanced Sports & Spine provides fast, safe, and reliable interventional pain treatment for foot pain to help you get back to your way of life.

Our Doctor

Dr. Ahmad offers non-surgical, non-opiate sports medicine in Charlotte NC

Dr. Usman Ahmad

Board Certified Physiatrist

Dr. Ahmad is a board-certified physiatrist with subspecialty training in interventional sports and spine medicine.

Dr. Ahmad completed his residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine and interventional pain management at the Center for Advanced Pain Management and Rehabilitation in New Jersey.

Dr. Ahmad is highly trained in using both fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided spine and joint injections. He is also trained in providing appropriate diagnostic tests to assist in the healing process of his patients. Using non-surgical, non-opiate treatment methods, his holistic approach helps patients heal.

Dr. Ahmad has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented his research at numerous conferences nationwide. He is a member of the American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and International Spine Society.

Dr. Ahmad moved to the Charlotte area with his family because he loved the great weather and family-friendly atmosphere. He strives to treat his patients like members of his own family, and his comprehensive training in pain management allows him to do that.

Advanced Sports & Spine is a non-surgical, non-opiate private medical practice. To learn more about Dr. Ahmad’s professional, holistic approach to pain management, contact our Charlotte office to schedule an appointment today!

Conditions Treated

We offer to help patients with the following conditions

Back and neck pain, acute or chronic


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

Clinic Hours

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


MON – FRI: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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