The Spine & Back Blog

Woman describes neck pain to doctor using telemedicineThe use of telehealth seeks to increase access to health care by expanding means of communication between providers and patients. Interactive telecommunications equipment makes the process simple and precise. Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Hunter and his staff may be able to see you through “telemedicine”.

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, NSSC Spine Clinic will begin offering Virtual Telemedicine Visits via Skype or Face Time.

Please contact our office at 704-864-5550 if you are interested. NSSC Spine Clinic will be following normal office hours.

Dr. Hunter and his staff are committed to providing care to their patients, while taking necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will continue to take measures recommended by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) to maintain a safe environment for our patients.

Please immediately reschedule your appointment at our office, if you have:

  • Recently traveled out of the country

  • Have been in close contact with someone experiencing a fever, cough, chills, or shortness of breath

  • You have recently experienced a fever, cough, chills, or shortness of breath

Should the need arise, please contact our office and we will work with you to reschedule your upcoming appointment.

Seek Medical Advice if you:

  • Develop Symptoms

  • Have been in close contact with a person known to have coronavirus

  • If you live in or have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of coronavirus

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Stem cell therapy, an innovative, non-surgical treatment for both joint and back pain, has become a viable alternative for pain relief without invasive surgery. Utilizing your own body’s stem cells, your body can in fact heal itself.

What are adult stem cells

Adult stem cells harvested from your own bone marrow have the ability to develop into other types of cells. These special types of cells are able to multiply, regenerate and self-renew. This means they have the ability to form potentially any type of tissue in your body. Because of their ability to differentiate and form different types of cells, they can be used to treat many types of injuries and regenerate damaged tissue. 

In fact, stem cells have many capabilities.  They are known to create proteins that decrease inflammation and kill bacteria, they can save dying cells, as well as, differentiate into cartilage, bone and connective tissue.

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work

After harvesting your bone marrow from your hip, it is placed into a special filter and spun down in a centrifuge. This separates the adult stem cells from the red blood cells and plasma. Once the bone marrow has been separated, the adult stem cells, along with other growth factors in the blood, are aspirated into a syringe. The concentrated stems cells can then be injected into the targeted area.

Who Is A Good Candidate?

A good candidate for stem cell therapy is someone suffering from joint or back pain looking to improve the quality of their life, someone that wants to avoid the potential complications of surgery or a person looking to use their body’s stem cells as a method to restore their body using it’s own regenerative capabilities.

Treatment

Adult stem cells are being used to treat many types of chronic pain, arthritis, and degenerative disease of joints and the spine. Soft tissue injuries such as muscle, tendon and ligaments are also being treated with stem cell therapy,

Request a consultation

Call today if you think you might be a candidate for stem cell therapy to book an appointment for a consultation. Stem cell therapy could give you the relief you are looking for!

Carribean Healthcare Partners

CARE WITHOUT BORDERS

Caribbean Healthcare PartnersIn addition to his practice in Gastonia, NC, Dr. Hunter also sees patients and operates internationally. As a member of Caribbean Healthcare Partners' Medical and Clinical Research Advisory Board, Dr. Hunter is helping to develop a global specialist approach to minimally invasive spine care, while ensuring that Caribbean Healthcare Partners achieve their goal of becoming the world leader in regenerative medicine and individualized patient care. Caribbean Healthcare Partners is part of the rapidly growing medical tourism industry, providing patients with new opportunities to receive quality healthcare.

ABOUT CARIBBEAN HEALTHCARE PARTNERS, LTD.

Carribean Healthcare Partners (Care Without Borders)Caribbean Healthcare Partners, Ltd. (CHP) was founded by entrepreneurs and leaders from the U.S. healthcare industry to make available leading-edge technologies, therapies, and surgical techniques from around the world in a state-of-the-art medical institute in the serene and tropical environment of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean.

Caribbean Healthcare Partners focuses on innovative technologies and therapies that enhance the body’s ability to heal itself, recovery faster, and perform at its best. With a strong adherence to best practices, proven innovation, and clinical outcomes, CHP's goal is to make available highly coveted procedures and therapies that have traditionally only been available to the elite athletes or wealthy individuals who could afford to fly to Europe or Asia to receive the type of care they desire. Through strategic partnerships with leading academic and research institutions, key thought leaders, emerging life science companies, and a strong adherence to evidence-based medicine, CHP is poised to set the standard as the premier off-shore destination for cutting-edge medical procedures and rehabilitative care in the western hemisphere.

Initial procedures will focus in the areas orthopedics (i.e. sports medicine, minimally invasive spine, joint replacement, soft tissue repair, arthritis, etc.), health and wellness, integrated medicine, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and regenerative medicine utilizing advanced technologies not available in the U.S. CHP's  global experts in sports medicine, spine, degenerative and autoimmune diseases, regenerative medicine, anti-aging, health and wellness help identify and clinically validate the most promising innovations around the world, which they then work diligently to make available for everyone.

VISIT THE CARIBBEAN HEALTHCARE PARTNERS WEBSITE

To find out more about Caribbean Healthcare Partners, Ltd. please click on the link: www.caribbeanhealthcarepartners.com